Field Notes

Stories about economic justice challenges and solutions across the nation and the work and impact of NCRC members in their communities.

The Queer inequities in LGBTQ+ health

LGBTQ+ individuals face an accumulating amount of health inequities when age, race and ethnicity are held constant. As social determinants of health, issues like financial security and fair housing play a large role in the fight for health equity.

Has COVID-19 Resulted in Less Racism in Housing Sales?

As real estate agents scramble for new business, compliance with civil rights laws may not be the first thing on their minds. Yet evidence suggests that as housing sales plummeted in April, the amount of racial discrimination in the housing sales market plummeted alongside it. 

Retired or Working, Coronavirus Likely to Doubly Hit Older Americans

COVID-19 is more likely to harm elderly adults. They are also more vulnerable to the economic downturn brought on by the pandemic. In an April data brief, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) studied wealth and income data on adults above the age of 60 throughout the Great Recession. The brief found significant correlations between …

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Our Interconnected Health: Part 2

Given the connections between health and other sectors outlined in Part 1, multi-sector community partnerships and cross-sector policy efforts are key – both to addressing the spread of COVID-19 and its far-reaching consequences, as well as to improving the health of individuals and communities more broadly.