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2016 Health Equity of Care Report: Stratification of Health Care Performance Results in Minnesota by Race, Hispanic Ethnicity, Preferred Language and Country of Origin
MN Community Measurement, February 2017, 294 pp.
This report deepens understanding of health care disparities in Minnesota with results segmented by race and Hispanic ethnicity and comparable medical group reporting of seven quality measures. more info >
Behind the Curve: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Twin Cities
Metropolitan Council, September 2016, 9 pp.
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, this brief compares the 16-county Twin Cities metro to other large metros in the U.S., examining three key indicators--employment, poverty, and homeownership rates--by race and ethnicity, noting disparities across groups. more info >
Minnesota Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity
Voices for Racial Justice, July 2016, 64 pp.
Annual report that looks at the previous Minnesota legislative session, focusing on advancing racial equity. Individual legislators and the governor are graded on their support for bills to support education equity, health equity, economic and wealth equity, civil rights and criminal justice, and American Indian Tribal Sovereignty. more info >
Diving Deeper: Understanding the Twin Cities Region’s Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Metropolitan Council, April 2016, 18 pp.
This is a series of reports examining the role that a range of demographic differences play in outcomes for white residents and residents of color in the region. The findings showed that even when holding equal the factors of age, immigrant status and English skills, along with other factors such as educational attainment, significant disparities between white residents and residents of color remained. more info >
Poverty and Child Health in the United States
April 2016, 16 pp.
Almost half of young children in the United States live in poverty or near poverty. Poverty and related social determinants of health can lead to adverse health outcomes in childhood and across the life course, negatively affecting physical health, socio-emotional development, and educational achievement. This report consists of a policy statement and a technical report describing current knowledge on child poverty and the mechanisms by which poverty influences the health and well-being of children. more info >
The Economic Status of Minnesotans: A Chartbook with Data for 17 Cultural Groups
Minnesota State Demographic Center, January 2016, 61 pp.
This chartbook provides a statistical portrait of the economic status of Minnesotans—including much data that has never been seen before—for the 17 largest cultural groups in Minnesota. These data result from responses by Minnesotans to the U.S. Census Bureau’s ongoing American Community Survey (ACS), the largest federal survey that produces insights into economic, social, housing, and demographic characteristics. more info >
Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, January 2013, 44 pp.
This report outlines demographic, aesthetic and economic reasons for foundations to rethink their grantmaking practices to stay current with changes in the cultural sector and to address the evolving needs of communities. It considers how foundations that invest in the arts can make fairness and equity core principles of grantmaking by prioritizing underserved communities and investing in community organizing and civic engagement work in the arts and culture sector. more info >
Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness & Equity
Presents data on disparities in the juvenile justice system. Data are available by state. more info >
Public Libraries for Health
Provides a toolkit resulting from a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation grant-making program that invited urban and rural libraries to implement projects that address health equity. more info >