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Connect, Communicate, Collaborate- Winter 2024

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Why King County Homeless Count Continues, Even with Accuracy in Doubt

UD Biden School's Center for Community Research and Service (CCRS) director Steve Metraux lends his expertise on combatting homelessness.
Source: The Seattle Times
 

Online Nonprofit Management Certificate Program Begins Feb. 13

Understand nonprofit organizations and the issues faced in this impactful and growing field
Source: Center for Community Research & Service
 

Spotlight interview with Mary Mitsdarffer, PhD, MPH

From academia to community engagement, UD Biden School Assistant Professor Mary Mitsdarffer has left an indelible mark on health disparities, equity, and children's well-being
Source: 72 Dragons Health
 
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...