National Equity Atlas Update
Dear Atlas users,
Happy October! We’ve had a busy month finishing up several reports, sharing the Atlas with the Urban Sustainability Director’s Network, and supporting the data capacity of the PolicyLink All-In Cities initiative local partners. We are also searching for a new team member and gearing up for several upcoming webinars and events (hope to see you there!) Also, please note that scholarship applications for the PolicyLink Equity Summit 2018 are due November 3.
TODAY: Equitable Economic Development as a Health Equity Strategy
Interested in the intersection between economic inclusion and health equity? Join today’s County Health Rankings & Roadmaps webinar, “Improving Health through Equitable Economic Development and Strategic Partnerships” from 12-1 Pacific/3-4 Eastern. Equity Atlas team member Ángel Ross will share a framework for equitable economic development and the Atlas tool, and the Urban Health Plan located in the Bronx will describe their community-based strategies to improve health by improving livelihoods. Register here.
Webinar: Using Data to Support Organizing and Policy Advocacy
Join the National Equity Atlas team, Right to the City, and CarsonWatch on November 7 at 12pm P.T. / 3pm E.T. for a webinar about how data supported this year’s #RenterWeekofAction efforts. Equity Atlas team members Pamela Stephens and Ángel Ross will describe our analysis, Right to the City Communications Strategist Malcolm Torrejón Chu will discuss messaging strategy, and local community organizers will describe how they used the data in their campaigns. Register here.
Join Our Team: PolicyLink is Hiring a Program Associate
Love the Atlas? Come work with us! PolicyLink is looking for a full-time program associate in our Oakland office to join the National Equity Atlas partnership and Equitable Economy team. The associate will work with community partners in the Bay Area and elsewhere to develop local equity atlases and analyses to inform policy campaigns; produce innovative research on issues of race, place, and economic equity; and further develop the National Equity Atlas. Find the job description and instructions on how to apply here.
Community Indicators Consortium 2017 Summit: November 15-17 St. Petersberg
Gather with other community leaders using data for community action at the annual Community Indicators Consortium conference. The theme of this year’s even is “Information is Power.” Equity Atlas team member Sarah Treuhaft will lead a pre-conference workshop on November 15th on Data Tools for Equity Action. Register here.
In the News…
National Equity Atlas data was used to …
- Make the case for the equitable recovery of Houston’s neighborhoods post-Hurricane Harvey.
- Support housing advocates demanding solutions to the renter affordability crisis across the nation, as well as in cities like Stockton and Providence, sustaining the momentum of #RenterWeekofAction.
- Draw the connections between data, health equity, and sustainable infrastructure. The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure blog ran our recent report highlighting 10 design principles for online data tools meant to power health equity action.
The National Equity Atlas team at PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)