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HEALTHY CHICAGO 2.0 2016-2020 PLAN (PDF)
https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/cdph/CDPH/HC2.0Plan_3252016.pdf
This plan outlines a public health agenda for Chicago that is designed to improve the health of all Chicagoans by 2020. 

INCOME INEQUALITY IS ROOT CAUSE OF THIS NATION'S SOCIAL PROBLEMS
http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/L-harvardberkeley.htm
This paper shows that "income inequality, as opposed to absolute standard of living, is responsible for higher death rates, as well as numerous other social problems like crime, welfare, and poor educational outcomes." 

MEDICAL DEBT IN AMERICA AFFECTS OVER 100 MILLION PEOPLE - 2022 NPR
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/06/16/1104679219/medical-bills-debt-investigation?
Medical debt caused by the inadequate American health care system is one of the major crises facing America.  This NPR article provides extensive data.

NAEYC (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN) POSITION STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN. 1993 PDF
https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/resources/position-statements/PSVIOL98.PDF
This is article from the Tutor/Mentor Connection library, dating to 1993, showing that violence against children is not a new problem in 2017 and beyond. The first paragraph says "Tragically, every day children in American witness violent acts or are victims of abuse, neglect, or personal assault in their homes or communities. Marian Wright Edelman (1993) states, “[We] Adults have failed dismally in our most basic responsibility—to protect our society’s children from violence,”  It could have been written in 2020.

PUBLIC HEALTH ARTICLES IN TUTOR/MENTOR INSTITUTE, LLC BLOG
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/search/label/public%20health
The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC  uses its blog to point to new ideas and resources, and to strategies leaders might take to apply these ideas in more places. In this link we point to ideas related to public health, hospitals and the well-being of children and families living in high poverty areas. 

RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN HEALTH CARE - UPDATED 2010
https://www.acponline.org/acp_policy/policies/racial_ethnic_disparities_2010.pdf
This is a 2010 position paper presented to the American College of Physicians.  It shows causes and recommendations.

SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF POPULATION HEALTH
https://catalyst.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/CAT.17.0312
From the web site: "Social Determinants of Health - SDOH are the complex circumstances in which individuals are born and live that impact their health. They include intangible factors such as political, socioeconomic, and cultural constructs, as well as place-based conditions including accessible healthcare and education systems, safe environmental conditions, well-designed neighborhoods, and availability of healthful food."

THE ALLIANCE FOR RESEARCH IN CHICAGOLAND COMMUNITIES (ARCC)
https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/cch/get-support/arcc/index.html
From the web site: "The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) is a program of the Center for Community Health (CCH) and serves Northwestern’s Institute for Public Health & Medicine (IPHAM) and the Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS). Guided by a steering committee of community- and faith -based organizations, public agencies and Northwestern researchers, we support the full spectrum of community-engaged research (CEnR), including community-based participatory research (CBPR), by providing partnership facilitation, capacity-building workshops and one-on-one technical assistance, seed grants, monthly information and resource updates, advocacy for supportive institutional policies, and other activities"

THE EFFECTS OF HOMICIDE ON LIFE EXPECTANCY
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2900567/
The title of this study is "Years off Your Life? The Effects of Homicide on Life Expectancy by Neighborhood and Race/Ethnicity in Los Angeles County"  This study shows that "Homicide was estimated to reduce life expectancy by 0.4 years for Los Angeles County residents and by 2.1 years for black males. The impact of homicide on life expectancy was higher in low-income neighborhoods."

WELL BEING TRUST - ADVANCING THE MENTAL, SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH OF THE NATION
https://wellbeingtrust.org/
From the website: "Launched in 2016 the Well Being Trust is investing in approaches that have the potential to model the way forward, to advance clinical, community and cultural change...to transform the health of the nation and improve well-being for everyone."

WORLD LIFE EXPECTANCY MAP
https://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa/life-expectancy-african-american
The Site’s purpose is to stimulate meaningful research on life expectancy through leading Academic Institutions worldwide, while displaying the data in ways the less informed visitor can understand and use.

 
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