By Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer With the help of Ohio State’s Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity, the Toledo Lead Poisoning Prevention Coalition (TLPPC) set out to educate city council members and residents on the nature and scope of the problem. “This was an issue of racial and environmental justice,” Robert Cole, managing attorney at … Continue reading »
On the national front, Kirwan partnered with PICO National Network and CCO in Kansas City, and with MICAH in New Orleans, to build a common understanding of sustainable and equitable community health. Our studies mapped high concentrations of emergency room usage (“hot spots”), in order to better understand the primary care needs of the community, … Continue reading »
Download Brochure What is Opportunity Communities Opportunity Communities – Identifies, builds understanding, and eliminates racialized structural barriers to opportunity in critical domains including equitable and sustainable communities, criminal justice, education, and health and health care to build opportunity-rich neighborhoods. The Kirwan Institute supports racially equitable policy and capacity building through its Opportunity Communities model. This model … Continue reading »
Download Brochure The social determinants of health approach is distinguished by a broad focus on the economic, social, political, and psychological determinants of population health.