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Wyandotte County

DOWLOAD REPORT VIEW STORY MAPS For the past five years, Wyandotte County, Kansas, has consistently ranked last of the state’s 105 counties for social determinants of health, according to the annual County Health Rankings published by the Robert Woods Foundation. The Health Equity Action Transformation (H.E.A.T.) project is the culmination of curiosity and commitment of … Continue reading »
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The Effects of Lead Poisoning on African-American Low-Income Families in Toledo, Ohio

Download Report The city of Toledo has the opportunity to enact an ordinance that, if adopted, would require a residential rental property to be lead-safe before a family with young children moves in. The goal of this proposed ordinance is to address the dangers of lead for families who are residential rental property tenants. African … Continue reading »

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Cuyahoga PlaceMatters: History Matters Report

Download The plans, laws, and investments made today will shape our communities tomorrow. Indeed, past policies have deep connections to present conditions. Even the most obscure tax codes and legislative acts can lead to tragic outcomes for some communities while paving the way for triumphant opportunities for others. Whether at the Federal, State, or Local … Continue reading »

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Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force: Final Report

Download the full report (PDF) Infant mortality rates are a globally accepted measure of a community’s well-being. And, while Columbus is widely considered to be one of our nation’s more prosperous, well-educated and progressive communities, we have one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country. Consider: Every week in Franklin County, more than … Continue reading »

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2014 Champion of Children Report: Toxic Stress Threatens Success

Download our 2014 report focuses on another set of challenges and opportunities impacting children in Franklin County. Childhood trauma and stress can be corrosive and damaging to childhood development and success for children in poverty. this can mean lives consumed by stress, anxiety and insecurity, passing from one generation to the next.1 While trauma and … Continue reading »

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