Data In Action

Read about our latest work and examples of equity data catalyzing community action and policy change.

Tell the Census to Keep Important Questions on the ACS

Tell the Census to Keep Important Questions on the ACS

04 Dec 2014 | Justin Scoggins

The National Equity Atlas is part of a growing movement toward data-driven decision-making and policy happening in this country—and consistent collection of data by government agencies is a critical foundation for these efforts. But data is almost always on the short-list when it | Read more >

Getting to Equitable Growth in the Heartland Region

Getting to Equitable Growth in the Heartland Region

02 Dec 2014 | Sarah Treuhaft

Nationally, the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro—locally dubbed the Heartland region—stands out for its admirably low unemployment rate. As of September 2014, only 3.6 percent of the region’s residents who are in the labor force were unemployed, compared with 5.7 percent nationally. That | Read more >

Welcome to the National Equity Atlas!

Welcome to the National Equity Atlas!

13 Nov 2014 | Sarah Treuhaft and Jennifer Tran

The Equity Atlas team at PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) are thrilled to share the National Equity Atlas with you!

We built the Atlas as a tool for those who are working to transform America's economy into one that is equitable, | Read more >

3 Ways to Use the National Equity Atlas

3 Ways to Use the National Equity Atlas

27 Oct 2014 | Guest writer Adrian Hopkins at Bureau Blank

Last week, Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder and CEO of PolicyLink made a bold statement at a conference organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: “if people of color don’t become the middle class, there will be no middle class.”

Her statement, grounded in forecasts that | Read more >