Andrew Nachison

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer
anachison@ncrc.org 202-524-4880

Andrew Nachison joined NCRC in 2017. He’s a media, tech, arts, civic and social venture founder, funder, advisor, executive and creative catalyst. He’s also a writer, journalist and futurist. After a decade of work as a journalist and pioneer in online news, he co-founded iFOCOS, the Institute for the Connected Society, and We Media, an innovation agency, to help people create, share and understand networked knowledge and culture. Earlier in his career he led research, executive education and futures programs for the American Press Institute; and reported and edited for The Associated Press, New York Times, Audubon and other magazines. His work, events and ideas have been covered by The New York Times, BBC, CNN, Fortune, PBS Newshour, PBS Mediashift, Publisher’s Weekly, Mediabistro, the Pew Internet & American Life Project and others. He has been a board member of the World Editor’s Forum and advised a variety of publishing, social and civic media and technology startups and the International Women’s Media Foundation. He’s also a photographer, musician, artist, husband and dad, has published two short fiction stories, written many others and swears there’s more to come. He studied philosophy at Dartmouth College. He shares links and other things at nach.com and is on Instagram @anachison.

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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