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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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2014Health

Health Disparities Matter

Download 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 … Continue reading »

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2012Health

Bring Health Reform Home: New Orleans

Download or View Report1 of 4   Community health is complex—poverty, environmental conditions, and the health delivery system are all implicated in health outcomes and help us understand health disparities in our communities. To better understand this complex system, we are using emergency room (ER) visits from the LSU (Louisiana State University) Interim Public Hospital, in … Continue reading »

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2012Health

Bring Health Reform Home: Kansas City

Download or View Report The residents of ten zip codes in Kansas City are experiencing a life-threatening failure of the health care system. The people who live in these areas, marginalized communities of color, are dying sooner and suffering more catastrophic illnesses than those who live in more affluent and largely white communities. The study … Continue reading »

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2010HealthOpportunity Communities

Shining the Light: A Practical Guide to Co-Creating Healthy Communities

Download or View The Full Report This guide is a collection of learnings from ISAIAH leaders and organizers. Through years of hard work aimed at creating transformative change in Minnesota, and through our collaboration with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, we have made breakthroughs in our organizing methodology. We believe … Continue reading »

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