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Connect, Communicate, Collaborate- Winter 2023

Happy New Year from CCRS! Get the most recent information on goings-ons including presentations, publications, trainings, and a new class of Allies.
 

Habitat for Humanity and UD Release Study on Delaware's Housing Repair Needs

A new study from Steve Metraux and Habitat for Humanity found that approximately 25,000 homes in Delaware are in need of essential repairs, increasing the shortage of affordable housing available.
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University of Delaware study underscores link between eviction and homelessness

CCRS study finds more than one-fifth of a sample of Delawareans experiencing homelessness had recently been through an eviction.
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DELAWARE FOCUS: HEALTH INEQUITIES AND RACISM IN THE FIRST STATE

​Health is often defined as a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease.   Social circumstances and our living and working conditions -- referred to as social determinants of health (SDH) -- are the most important drivers of health.  For more information...

DELAWARE FOCUS: TRACKING RACIAL & ETHNIC DATA TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR KIDS

​Delaware data indicate that our children do not all have access to the same opportunities. Disparities exist in well-being outcomes along racial and ethnic lines in nearly every indicator of child well-being tracked. Effective change must start with accurate, reliable, unbiased data. The KIDS COUNT Data Center provides access to hundreds of indicators of child well-being for state and national geographies, including data disaggregated by race/ethnicity. For more information…

NOW & THEN: A 25-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE ON THE WELL-BEING OF DELAWARE'S CHILDREN

​The 25th edition of KIDS COUNT in Delaware Fact Book examines how Delaware’s child population has changed over the course of two and a half decades. We as a state have failed to eliminate the persistent racial and ethnic inequities that are shown in the measures of child well-being. These barriers persist even with the broad progress of the past twenty-five years. For more information…

STRUCTURAL RACISM AS A FUNDAMENTAL CAUSE OF HEALTH INEQUITIES

​This policy brief describes the role of racism in creating and perpetuating inequities in health among Black communities in the United States.  It defines structural racism with a social determinants of health framework and highlights ways in which residential segregation is connected with poor living, working, and social conditions that threaten good health.  For more information...