Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

A new KHN analysis finds that in the 16 states that have released data by race, white residents are being vaccinated at significantly higher rates than Black residents.

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Survey: Attitudes, Views and Values around Health, Equity and Race Amid COVID-19

Health, Equity, and Race during COVID-19

New findings from a national, ongoing poll show that the pandemic has not demonstrably shifted views on the connection between race and health among those most affected by COVID-19, despite communities of color and those with lower incomes being hit the hardest.

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Dental Therapy Toolkit

W.K. Kellogg Foundation has released a new toolkit for advocates and partners that spotlights the work of dental therapists and emphasizes how they promote economic development through job creation and business growth, expand the dental care team, and increase access to care for communities across the United States. The toolkit contains helpful fact sheets; an updated timeline; useful one-pagers on why dental therapy matters; messages that frame how dental therapists are cost-effective providers that are making a lasting difference in communities; and a suite of spotlights that feature several practicing, community dental therapists and elevate how they are reaching underserved communities, providing cost-effective care and increasing access through innovation.

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The Language of Vaccine Acceptance

The de Beaumont Foundation has released the findings of a new nationwide poll conducted Dec. 21-22 by the Foundation and pollster Frank Luntz in partnership with the American Public Health Association, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and Resolve to Save Lives, an Initiative of Vital Strategies.

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National Day of Racial Healing

Many people would like to talk about the impact of racism—and the need for racial healing—but don’t know where to start. The goal of the fifth annual National Day of Racial Healing, hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is to bridge divides, affirm our common humanity and together, create more just and equitable communities. Join the conversation on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

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Grants for Black Equity & Health Policy Advocacy

The California Wellness Foundation’s latest round of grants supports visionary Black-led and Black-empowering organizations, and statewide nonprofits working at the intersection of public policy, health equity and racial justice. Grants will support organizations addressing barriers to health and wellness in historically underinvested communities, including people of color, formerly incarcerated and homeless people, immigrants, women, and people with disabilities.

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Foundations Respond to Crisis: Toward Equity?

The disproportionate public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on certain communities, along with nationwide protests against police violence and racial injustice, have intensified the calls for foundations to focus on equity and reckon with anti-Black racism in a deeper way than they had before.

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Advancing Racial Equity in the Corporate Sector

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has launched Expanding Equity, a new program to transform corporate workplaces into more equitable places of opportunity.

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HHS and Surgeon General Announce New Initiatives to Improve Maternal Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new Action Plan to improve maternal health outcomes and reduce disparities that put Black, American Indian and Alaska Native women at increased risk of experiencing fatal complications in pregnancy, childbirth, and during the postpartum period.

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GIH Events

What Coloradans Experienced in 2020

A new Colorado Health Foundation poll reveals that the consequences of 2020 have not fallen on Coloradans equally. Read the foundation’s blog posts on the perspectives and experiences of Black Coloradans, Hispanic and Latino/x Coloradans, and Coloradans living on lower incomes, and use an interactive dashboard to dig deeper into the data.

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