Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline: Implicit Bias is Heavily Implicated

Download the Kirwan Institute Issue Brief:Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline: Implicit Bias is Heavily Implicated (PDF) Research shows that African American students, and especially African American boys, are disciplined more often and receive more out-of-school suspensions and expulsions than White students. Perhaps more alarming is the 2010 finding that over 70% of the students involved … Continue reading »

Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline: Implicit Bias is Heavily Implicated

Health Disparities Matter

Health disparities are defined as the differences in health outcomes and their determinants between different segments of the population which are defined by social, demographic, environmental, and geo- graphic attributes. Health inequalities, a term that is sometimes used interchangeably with health disparities, refers to a summary measure of population health associated with individual or group … Continue reading »

Health Disparities Matter

Health Equity Program 2014

Development of the Kirwan Institute’s Health Equity Program The Kirwan Institute is entering its second decade of working to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have the opportunity to succeed. Our work has produced critical lessons in bridging research, advocacy and policy change, including connecting with local leadership, building capacity, … Continue reading »

Health Equity Program 2014

Implementing the Fair Housing and Equity Assessment: Advancing Opportunity Through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

The Fair Housing Equity Assessment (FHEA) represents a new opportunity for regional and local agencies to be more strategic with their resources to advance goals of investing in high-poverty communities while ensuring that more low-income people and families have expanded mobility to neighborhoods of high opportunity. Achieving these goals at a regional scale will take … Continue reading »

Implementing the Fair Housing and Equity Assessment: Advancing Opportunity Through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit