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2016Health

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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2015Health

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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2014Health

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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2014Health

Health Equity Program 2014

Download 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 … Continue reading »

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