To aid in its enforcement and oversight of federal civil rights laws, ED collects data from school districts about student characteristics, academic offerings, and disciplinary actions. Yasaitis, L. C., W. Pajerowski, D. Polsky, and R. M. Werner. Youth who live in stable two-parent, higher-income families are more likely to be released than youth living in single-parent, lower-income families, which has implications also for further sanctions and for educational disruptions. Journal of Leisure Research 46:7–22. NPS (National Park Service). Wright, G. 2013. 28Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 579—U.S.—, slip opinion at pages 11, 14–15 (2016). Thus, across all three measures examined by the CBO, income inequality has grown substantially. ChangeLab Solutions. (accessed October 24, 2016). Western Criminology Review 9:9. In local areas where the housing supply is tight or where investment is improving the quality and amenities of the local housing stock, development can affect housing affordability, particularly for low-income residents, leading to displacement (Finch et al., 2016; PolicyLink, 2016b). Disadvantage can further compound inequities in other ways. Communities and other stakeholders can work together on compliance and equity plans for programs or activities by recipients of public funding that use the civil rights framework by describing what is to be done, analyzing the impact on all communities, analyzing alternatives, including full and fair participation by diverse communities, and promoting health equity. 2011. 2016. Neumark, D., J. I. Salas, and W. Wascher. Healthy students, promising futures: State and local action steps and practices to improve school-based health toolkit. Urban planning and public health at CDC. Examples include community development, justice reinvestment, and clean energy financing (Andrews et al., 2012; CSG, 2016; International Energy Agency, 2015). Pediatrics 115(4):1077–1083. To sustain change over the long term, the broader context of issues that influence community efforts and success needs to be addressed. (accessed October 24, 2016). IOM and NRC (National Research Council). 2015. The increasing value of education to health. 2016. Specific actions by several federal and local agencies illustrate how civil rights can be promoted to promote health equity through the planning process described above. “A thoughtless policy can be as unfair as, and functionally equivalent to, intentional discrimination” (Rodriguez et al., 2014). Systems practices for the care of socially at-risk populations. Government enforcement is particularly important to guard against discriminatory impact because there is no private cause of action for individuals and organizations to seek justice through the courts under the discriminatory impact standard, according to the U.S. Supreme Court (“the Sandoval problem”).16 This is widely held to be a major problem in rights enforcement, as it can be more difficult to show intentional discrimination. The City Project. Thus, over 35 years, incomes at the top increased by 192 percent compared with an increase of 46 percent at the bottom. States, such as Massachusetts, also focus on Triple Aim outcomes: for example, through the Massachusetts Quality and Cost Council (AHRQ, 2016b; Holahan and Blumberg, 2006). Methods for assessing racially biased policing. Dahl, G. B., and L. Lochner. Reg. Part 100, 78 Fed. CHOICES (Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study). (accessed May 13, 2016). Howard and Norris wrote that by “addressing these social determinants of health through their business and non-clinical practices (for example, through purchasing, hiring, and investments), hospitals and health systems can produce increased measurably beneficial impacts on population and community health” (Howard and Norris, 2015, pp. Code of Federal Regulations External The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by executive departments and agencies of the federal government. Gerald Torres and Robert García, Impact of Pricing Schemes on Environmental Justice Communities (The City Project Policy Report 2016), available at (accessed June 24, 2016). Crime & Justice. Recommendation 6-3: To support schools in collecting data on student and community health, tax-exempt hospitals and health systems and state and local public health agencies should: Furthermore, ED could consider leveraging the needs assessment mandate of ESSA and require that schools and school systems collect such information on student and community health. The committee asserts that to attain health equity in the long term, policies that create structural barriers need to be addressed—addressing the root cause of the problem, not only treating the inequities that result. § 2000d et seq. When East Harlem was announced as a neighborhood for a possible rezoning, with the goal of creating new affordable housing, community stakeholders and leaders, including the Office of City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Manhattan Community Board 11, Community Voices Heard, and the Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Collect and organize community concerns and ideas in order to influence city agencies’ planning processes and rezoning efforts. Kristen Lombardi, Talia Buford, Ronnie Greene, Environmental Justice, Denied: Environmental racism persists, and the EPA is one reason why (Center for Public Integrity September 4, 2015) (EPA has not made a formal finding of discrimination in 22 years, despite having received hundreds of complaints, some exhaustively documented). CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). Strully, K. W., D. H. Rehkopf, and Z. Xuan. Woolf, S. H., L. Aron, L. Dubay, S. M. Simon, E. Zimmerman, and K. X. Luk. 2016. 2010. Christensen, J. The Americans with Disabilities Act affords similar protections against discrimination based on ability.11 The National Environmental Policy Act also provides protections that can be used to buttress equal justice laws.12 In addition, the President’s Executive Order 12898 on environmental justice and health requires federal agencies to address the effects of programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations.13 Some states such as California have parallel laws that will become increasingly important to promote health equity. JAMA 315(16):1750–1766. American Journal of Epidemiology 174(11):1296–1306. Children and Youth Services Review 70:102–111. Washington, DC: The Democracy Collaborative. Other studies have also found improvements in self-reported health (Sommers et al., 2012), but not consistently (Wherry and Miller, 2016). withheld federal subsidies for a proposed warehouse project in response to significant local community action, pending a full study under the civil rights and environmental justice laws to consider a park alternative and the impact on people of color and low-income people. 2016. Goldman, D., and J. P. Smith. Achieving health equity: A guide for health care organizations. Goldberg, D. 2016. Ding, L., J. Hwang, and E. Divringi. Under Title I of ESSA, school districts, in partnership with stakeholders, must develop and implement plans that include evidence-based interventions. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research. Los Angeles, CA: The City Project. Race and Social Problems 1(4):183–186. Roughly $42 billion is put toward numerous forms of means-tested housing assistance, such as vouchers to low-income families, subsidized rent in public housing projects, privately owned subsidized housing, and support for the construction of low-income housing. According to the World Health Organization, an explicit health policy can achieve several things: it defines a vision for the future; it outlines priorities and the expected roles of different groups; and it builds consensus and informs people. Chapter 4 discussed the importance of communities and the fact that they not only are the locus for change, they also possess agency and can draw on their own power and assets to help effect change. Despite concerns around the negative impacts of potential displacement, research attempting to quantify the scale and nature of residential displacement is limited and existing studies have relatively limited time horizons (Zuk et al., 2015). Chan School of Public Health. 2016a. Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Can hospitals heal America’s communities? Through a civil rights lens, health equity involves the fair distribution of both the benefits and the burdens of programs and activities. Disparities in criminal court referrals to drug treatment and prison for minority men. 2015. Develop approaches to preserve existing affordable and public housing and generate new, permanently affordable housing. Waldron, H. 2007. Consistent with previous findings, they found that higher income is related to higher life expectancy and that lower income is related to lower life expectancy (NASEM, 2015; NRC and IOM, 2013; Waldron, 2007). Part 100, 78 Federal Register. U.S. Civil rights commission civil rights and environmental justice and enforcement by EPA. Causal effects of mental health treatment on education outcomes for youth in the justice system. The Pew Charitable Trusts. Ben-Shalom, Y., R. A. Moffitt, and J. K. Scholz. Examples of efforts that have used community benefit investments to build, hire, and invest in the local community include Kaiser Permanente in California and elsewhere and Promedica in Cleveland (NASEM, 2016d). geographically uninsured whites are more likely to live in areas with high poverty census tracts, whereas minorities are more likely to be uninsured wherever they live (REACH Healthcare Foundation, 2016). 12898, 59 Fed. 2016b. Based on feedback from you, our users, we've made some improvements that make it easier than ever to read thousands of publications on our website. Share this action-oriented guide with policymakers representing your community. 42272 (2015), (accessed June 24, 2016). 2016. Clearly, firearm violence remains an important public health concern for many communities across the country (Monuteaux et al., 2015). For example, Multnomah County, Oregon, applies an “equity and empowerment lens” to local policy (Multnomah County, 2014a, b, n.d.), and Seattle–King County implemented an “equity in all policies” approach to all decision making and annually reports on what it terms “the determinants of equity” in the county (Beatty and Foster, 2015). Thus, local community conditions can vary significantly over time and across regions. CEBU City -- Leaders in business, government, and the medical community will discuss Covid 19-related public health policies that are crucial for economic recovery. Thus, communities can actively promote health insurance enrollment activities and help increase the number of individuals with health insurance in their communities, leading to greater financial well-being. In 2016 the federal EITC benefit, the largest means-tested federal program after Medicaid, provided cash transfers to 26 million people who work, primarily those with children (IRS, 2016). Health Affairs 31(8):1803–1813. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 2005. Cohen, S., and N. Uberoi. Who benefits, and who is left behind? Res. Area health authorities are created, and joint planning and consultative committees are formed with local authorities. Differentials in the concentration in the level of health expenditures across population subgroups in the US, 2010. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 2009. Since 2007, the Justice Reinvestment Initiative—a public–private partnership that includes the DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance—has also supported efforts in 33 states, all of which “aim to improve public safety and control taxpayer costs by prioritizing prison space for serious and repeat offenders and investing some of the savings in alternatives to incarceration for low-level offenders that are effective at reducing recidivism” (The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2016). Best practice HUD Los Angeles state historic park healthy green land use for all. 1B). In The City Project Blog. For example, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and corresponding regulations prohibit discrimination based on race, color, or national origin and promote equity in programs and activities by recipients of federal financial assistance.9 The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination and promotes equal opportunity in housing.10 The ACA includes a provision, Section 1557, against health discrimination in federally funded or supported health programs or activities. For instance, while biometric measures of health were not found to improve in a study of the Oregon Medicaid expansion, self-reported health was found to improve. 2016b. 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200 Because the justice-involved population is disproportionately people of color and disproportionately comprises other vulnerable populations such as persons with mental illness, criminal justice policies have important implications for health equity. The program supports 2.4 million units for low-income households (HUD, 2016b). Planning for health equity needs to take place early enough in the process to meaningfully guide the decision-making process and outcomes. On the one hand, repeated episodes of large-scale gun violence in the United States have provoked proponents of gun control to argue for stricter policies to regulate the availability of guns in communities. Health insurance coverage: Early release of estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January–March 2015. 2016b. . Individual and neighborhood socioeconomic status effects on adolescent smoking: A multilevel cohort-sequential latent growth analysis. (accessed July 16, 2016). In addition, individuals may be eligible for Medicaid-funded services if they are not prisoners per se,36 such as when they reside in transitional reentry institutions or if they are not committed (Gupta et al., 2005). (2016) examined the income-longevity relationship across time and across local areas. Policies requiring healthy foods to be served at company meetings and events; Policies allowing for flextime to exercise or attend health programs ; Policies that are not specifically health-related may have health impacts on employees. An important insight emerges from looking broadly across the array of education-related policies and practices. Physicians’ participation in ACOs is lower in places with vulnerable populations than in more affluent communities. Darcy, J. It not only expands private and public health insurance but also reforms how Medicare and Medicaid services are delivered and revises the tax code in important ways that encourage nonprofit hospitals to invest in their local communities in new ways. Housing policy in the United States. State and federal Medicaid policies can affect the available funding for health care services for these groups. The prohibition against unjustified discriminatory impacts promotes equal opportunity for all in access to health, housing, parks, beaches, transportation, jobs, contracts for diverse business enterprises, and other infrastructure and ecosystem services.25 Overlapping evidence is relevant to prove discriminatory impact26 and intent.27. Monuteaux, M. C., L. K. Lee, D. Hemenway, R. Mannix, and E. W. Fleegler. States receiving technical assistance from the CSG Justice Center. We seek to shift policy in order to eliminate disparities and promote healthy communities in public and private venues. Giving everyone the health of the educated: An examination of whether social change would save more lives than medicine. Recommendation 6-5: Government and nongovernment payers and providers should expand policies aiming to improve the quality of care, improve population health, and control health care costs35 to include a specific focus on improving population health for the most vulnerable and underserved. (accessed October 21, 2016). (accessed October 24, 2016). Branas, C. C., R. A. Cheney, J. M. MacDonald, V. W. Tam, T. D. Jackson, and T. R. Ten Have. Capturing the multiple benefits of energy efficiency. (accessed October 20, 2016). See our COVID-19 FAQ for visitor guidelines and more. Healthy plan making—integrating health into the comprehensive planning process: An analysis of seven case studies and recommendations for change. That committee has stated that reducing disparities in access, quality, and outcomes is one of four policy goals in accounting for social risk factors (NASEM, 2016a,b,c,e), and its reports suggest that reforms to value-based payment programs that compensate providers fairly and increase fairness and accuracy in. reduce disparities for Hispanics and, to some extent, for African Americans (Nicosia et al., 2013). Ban-the-box policies instead require that employers first consider a job candidate’s qualifications (Rodriguez and Avery, 2016). Some states “prohibit the employment of convicted felons in occupations ranging from child- and dependent-care service providers to barbers and hairdressers” (Bushway et al., 2007, p. 3). The committee further recommended that “state and federal governments evaluate the health effects and costs of major legislation, regulations, and policies that could have a meaningful impact on health. Beatty, A., and D. Foster. Health in All Policies: Ways of Working There are many ways of applying the Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to ensure health, wellbeing, sustainability and equity issues are explicitly addressed through policies or decision HHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). The consequences of gentrification: A focus on residents’ financial health in Philadelphia: Working paper 16-22. Pettit, B., and B. Fax: 312-786-6700, American Planning Association Frequently, community health initiatives, including collaborative activities, sometimes limit their vision and advocacy to policy changes related to health care and perhaps social services (Whittington et al., 2015). 2015. 2006. A recent study in Philadelphia found that residents in a gentrified area of Philadelphia who stayed in that area experienced improvements in their financial well-being, as measured by credit scores. In a 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, the authoring committee recommended that “states and the federal government develop and employ a ‘health in all policies’ (HIAP) approach to consider the health effects—both positive and negative—of major legislation, regulations, and other policies that could potentially have a meaningful impact on the public’s health” (IOM, 2011). Community-based programs and policies : contributions to social policy development in health care and health care-related services edited by Howard A. Palley Routledge, 2009 : HB : PB 2016c. The Oregon experiment—effects of Medicaid on clinical outcomes. Within federal and state initiatives, community actions can support local policy and implementation so that they benefit vulnerable populations. The policy had no escalation mechanism, nor was it different for clients with higher risk profiles, out of line with sector standards. This also leads individuals in these areas to be more likely to be arrested (Blumstein, 2009), and, because punishment is a function of prior police contact, the marginal arrest leads to greater punishment down the line. APA's Healthy Communities Policy Guide identifies policy ideas for local, state, and federally elected officials aimed at improving community health and quality of living through planning. 2012a. NPS. Alley, D. E., C. N. Asomugha, P. H. Conway, and D. M. Sanghavi. IRS (Internal Revenue Service). receiving bundled payment to avoid the 1 percent of patients who present the highest costs. New York, for example, extends benefits to noncustodial parents, which has been found to increase employment and child support payments (Nichols and Rothstein, 2016). Statistical discrimination and employment outcomes when criminal histories are hidden. (accessed October 20, 2016). Woolf, S. H., R. E. Johnson, R. L. Phillips, and M. Philipsen. PHAB (Public Health Accreditation Board). The distribution of income is shaped by general economic conditions and by federal and state policies: most notably, taxes and government transfer programs such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), unemployment insurance, veterans’ benefits, food stamps, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the free and reduced-price school meal program. Students will be presented with several possible collaborative community health projects to work on as part of a group. A cure for crime: Can mental health treatment diversion reduce crime among youth? Los Angeles, CA: The City Project. The annual cost of inpatient care for a person between the ages of 18 and 64 who was hospitalized in 2012 was approximately $15,000, and the annual cost of all types of care for that person in the same year was $25,000 (Hu et al., 2016). Los Angeles, CA: The City Project. Corp., 429 U.S. 252, 264–268 (1977); Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Peña, 515 U.S. 200 (1995); and U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Title VI Legal Manual at pages 42–58 (2001). (accessed October 14, 2016). The environmental justice movement has demonstrated that racially and ethnically identifiable communities are at a greater risk. Mental health policy defines the vision for the future mental health of the population, specifying the framework which will be put in place to manage and prevent priority mental and neurological disorders. Tax Policy Center. 2014a. 2014. Mohai, P., P. M. Lantz, J. Morenoff, J. S. House, and R. P. Mero. health inequity by reducing discriminatory burdens, removing barriers to participation in decision making, and increasing access to health and environmental benefits that help make all communities safe, vibrant, and healthy (USDA, 2012). 2016. The transportation prescription: Bold new ideas for healthy, equitable transportation reform in America, 2009. Do you enjoy reading reports from the Academies online for free? Finally, there are school food programs, Early Education, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, the latter of which provides vouchers for nutritional foods, counseling, health screening, and referrals for low-income infants, young children, and pregnant and postpartum women. Because ESSA is clear that educators must work in partnership with their communities on behalf of children and youth, this is a chance for communities to seize these opportunities in ways that help them foster a genuine culture of health, which will improve education outcomes. U.S. Department of Education takes action to deliver equity for students with disabilities. US disparities in health: Descriptions, causes, and mechanisms. 2006. In this chapter, specific policies in six areas are discussed for their high relevance to community-based solutions that advance health equity: taxation and income inequality, housing and urban planning, education, civil rights, health, and criminal justice policy. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution. Finch, B. K., A. N. Beck, and H. Amaro. As one strategy to support a focus on health disparities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could undertake research on payment reforms that could spur accounting for social risk factors in the value-based payment programs it oversees. Equity tools: Affordable housing. The City Project. Community health services are often poorly understood by policy-makers, national and local health service leaders and staff working in other parts of the system. Bartilow, G. 2016. Ban the box: U.S. Cities, counties, and states adopt fair-chance policies to advance employment opportunities for people with past convictions. Firearm ownership and violent crime in the US: An ecologic study. (2) If so, the funding recipient bears the burden of proving that an action is justified by business necessity—or by an analogous public policy in the case of a government agency. Associations of housing mobility interventions for children in high-poverty neighborhoods with subsequent mental disorders during adolescence. found that from 1984 to 2004, benefits to single mother households and non-employed1 families declined by 19 and 21 percent, respectively, while benefits going to employed families, the elderly, and the disabled grew by 61 percent, 12 percent, and 15 percent, respectively (Ben-Shalom et al., 2011). 33 A recent policy report explores the causes of such strong Latino support for environmental protection and government action to control climate change. Serious implications for local communities in brief reduce the threat of firearm-related violence // % 20Transportation % (! 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