Invest in Health and Wealth:

Stabilizing Underserved Communities While Fighting a Pandemic

October 13-15 • 9:00 AM-11:30 AM (ET)

Health & Wealth

This three-day virtual event (Tuesday, October 13 through Thursday, October 15 from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM each day) will bring together community leaders, financial institutions, health care leaders, advocacy groups and public officials to discuss ways to invest in health and wealth in underserved communities across North Carolina.

Featured Speakers

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William J. (Bill) Bynum

CEO of HOPE

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Pamela Wideman

Director of the city of Charlotte’s Housing & Neighborhood
Services Department

Dr. John Lumpkin

President of Blue Cross
and Blue Shield of
North Carolina Foundation

Who Should Attend

  • Advocacy and organizing groups working on economic justice issues
  • Community leaders and faith-based institutions
  • Affordable housing and housing counseling organizations
  • Fair housing and civil rights organizations
  • Healthcare Institutions
  • Community Development Financial Institutions
  • Financial Institutions
  • Neighborhood stabilization and community revitalization groups
  • Academics and foundations
  • Social service providers and government agencies
  • Local small businesses and business development agencies

SCHEDULE​

8:30 – 9:00

“Coffee at your table” Networking

9:00 – 9:35

Welcome:

Dr. John Lumpkin, John Taylor, President & Founder, NCRC

Keynote:

Dr. John Lumpkin, President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

9:40 – 10:40

What Covid-19 revealed about the Social Determinants of Health

Presenters

Vannessa EvansPresident, Braggtown Neighborhood Association, Durham, North Carolina

Karen KaliSenior Program Manager, Special Initiatives, NCRC, Washington, D.C.

Peter SkillernExecutive Director, Reinvestment Partners, Durham, North Carolina

Zachary WortmanChief of Staff, Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, North Carolina

Description:

Conditions in our environment where we live, work, learn and play affect a range of health outcomes. How did these same social drivers impact COVID-19 infection rates and health impacts in North Carolina?

Presenters will discuss the interplay between social drivers and health outcomes, and examine how COVID-19 highlighted the disparities in access to food, housing, income and healthcare. 

Presenters will also share policy and program responses that provide for the basic needs and vital healthcare services of individuals. The panel will explore the intersection of social drivers, social inequity, health disparities and hopeful offer solutions. 

10:45 – 11:30

Small Group Discussion

8:30 – 9:00

“Coffee at your table” Networking

9:00 – 9:35

Welcome:

Jesse Van Tol, CEO, NCRC

Keynote:

William J. (Bill) Bynum, CEO, HOPE

9:40 – 10:40

Preserving Capital in Majority Minority Communities:

How CDCs and small businesses can assist in the recovery of underserved neighborhoods

Presenters

Joel Dancy, Mid-Atlantic Region Community & Economic Development Manager – Fifth Third Bank

Irvin Henderson, Irvin Henderson Enterprises

Jason Richardson, Director of Research and Evaluation, NCRC

John Stokes, SVP / Community Development Manager – Metro / Triad Region – Truist

Description:

Presenters will share research studies assessing the impact of the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, discuss innovative strategies being implemented by CDCs and other non-profit institutions and hear how financial institutions are utilizing community development lending and investments in order to stimulate economic recovery. This session will equip you with practical tools and information you can use immediately in your community.

10:45 – 11:30

Small Group Discussion

8:30 – 9:00

“Coffee at your table” Networking

9:00 – 9:35

Welcome:

Irvin Henderson, Board Member, NCRC

Keynote:

Pamela Wideman, Director of Housing & Neighborhood Services, City of Charlotte

9:40 – 10:40

Housing Stabilization:

Tips and Strategies that will help local residents stay in their homes

Presenters

Stella Adams, Stella Adams Consulting

Jim Svara, Member, Coalition for Affordable Housing and Transit

Yolanda Taylor, Managing Attorney, Legal Aid North Carolina

Description:

This session will address ways renters and homeowners can stay in their homes while our society is fighting the health and economic impact of COVID-19. Speakers will also address ways local governments, non-profit organizations and other community stakeholders can assist in stabilizing the housing needs of individuals hit the hardest by this pandemic.

10:45 – 11:30

Small Group Discussion

The event is hosted by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) along with: 

Community Link

Irvin Henderson Consulting

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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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