Resolution on Police Violence and Structural Racism

A letter has been sent to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (endorsed by 143 families of victims of police violence and 368 civil society organizations), calling for the High Commissioner to ensure effective implementation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights resolution on police violence and structural racism. […]

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State of Obesity: U.S. Adult Obesity Rates Highest Ever Recorded

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released the 17th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report on obesity rates for every state and the District of Columbia by racial and ethnic groups, age and gender. The most recent national data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the […]

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Satcher Health Leadership Institute Hosts Health Equity Kickoff

In July, the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Google.org hosted the Health Equity Kickoff. Over 100 participants from the health equity field including 12 lightning talk presentations, and six introductory remarks speakers participated and attended the event. The event laid the groundwork for creating a comprehensive, public-facing data platform to track health inequities in the […]

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Lessie Williams Recipient of the 2020 REACH Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award

Lessie Williams, Executive Director of Highland Haven, the non-profit arm of Highland Community Christian Church in Portland, Oregon is the 2020 recipient of the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health  (REACH) Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award. Through Ms. Williams’ network of churches and community organizations, African Americans in Multnomah County have increased access to health care, […]

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Declarations of Racism as a Public Health Issue

Across the country, local and state leaders are declaring racism a public health crisis or emergency. City Councils, Mayors, Health Departments and Board of Commissioners from twenty states have taken an important first step in the movement to advance racial equity. It is worth noting that four of these are REACH Grantees: DeKalb County Board […]

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Martha Moore-Monroy Quoted in Politico Article

NRC Board member Martha Moore-Monroy was quoted in a Politico article, ‘People can’t ignore it anymore’: Across the country, minorities hit hardest by pandemic. The article illustrates that even though COVID-19 has left no state unscathed, “the politicization of the pandemic hides an enduring reality: It’s Black, Latino and Native American populations that are bearing […]

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Five New Grantees Funded for REACH

Great news! Due to increased funding for REACH in the FY2020 Appropriations Act, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (Alaska), Faith Formula Human Services (Texas), Leadership Council for Healthy Communities, Inc. (District of Columbia), Lowell Community Health Center (Massachusetts) and University of Hawaii (Hawaii) will receive funding through the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health […]

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REACH Grantees Address COVID-19 Disparities

Many of the communities served by REACH Grantees have been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Four REACH Grantees, Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, Eastern Michigan University: School of Nursing and Allegheny County Health Department shared some of the outreach materials they have created. Penn State College of Medicine created COVID-19 related resources for […]

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National REACH Coalition Webinar: Flipping the Paradigm: Community Leading Health Equity Efforts

On August 27th, the National REACH Coalition (NRC) in collaboration with Arizona Telemedicine Program at the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center and the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health held a webinar: Flipping the Paradigm: Community Leading Health Equity Efforts. The National REACH Coalition’s […]

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We Do Not Have to Accept What is Unacceptable

The CDC, the acknowledged global leader in public health, has been severely criticized in how it has managed its role in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Health equity champions were deeply disturbed when we heard CDC was not collecting or publishing data on the impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic populations. That notwithstanding, the NRC has […]

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