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Root Cause coalition summit

October 4 , 7:00 am EDT 3:30 pm EDT

Join NCRC President and CEO Jesse Van Tol, NCRC Board Chair Catherine Crosby, and fellow panel members at the Root Cause Coalition Summit, October 4, 2022. They will discuss how the pandemic brought front-and-center discriminatory policies such as redlining. This session will discuss how leveraging cross sector partnerships can reverse the impact of these policies on underrepresented communities and lead to improved health and quality of life outcomes. Click the link to learn more and to register for this session!

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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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