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LIVESTREAM RECORDING: Count Us In! Roles for Health Funders in Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census

This recording of the webcast from the first day of the 2018 GIH Fall Forum reviews upcoming census activities and shares practical strategies for philanthropic involvement. The decennial census has profound implications for the health and vitality of communities across the country. Results determine the allocation of public sector resources in programs like Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), dictate reapportionment of political representation at the federal and state levels, and inform a host of private sector planning and investment decisions. Certain “hard to count” populations, such as young children, communities of color, low-income households, and people living in rural communities, are particularly at risk for being under counted. As discussions, decisions, and debates regarding the census accelerate, health funders are exploring whether and how they should support census efforts.