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Together We Protect: Vaccine Equity Fund Report 2021

October 20, 2021

In early 2021, the hope of ending the pandemic became a reality with new vaccines available to protect people from COVID-19. The challenge then became how to vaccinate the entire world knowing that many barriers existed in achieving this goal. In response, thirteen funding partners, Immunize Colorado and the Colorado Vaccine Equity Task Force formed a unique partnership to provide rapid funding into communities highly impacted by COVID-19 to ensure communities of color and those who face systemic barriers have the best possible information about the COVID-19 vaccine and can access the vaccine through low-barrier opportunities. Together We Protect – Colorado's COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund (TWP) was launched in March 2021, with Caring for Colorado Foundation serving as the coordinating entity. This report examines the impact of the program so far.

Big Cities Health Coalition Annual Report 2020

April 2, 2021

Big city health departments made a huge impact in 2020. Faced with a once-in-a-century pandemic, funding shortages, and political pressures, public health leaders worked tirelessly to protect the health of their jurisdictions. In our 2020 Annual Report, we highlight just a few of the countless ways that we worked with members to advance equity and health in our cities.

Fostering Physical Activity for Children and Youth: Opportunities for a Lifetime of Health

July 22, 2019

Provides background research about the current state of physical activity in the nation and highlights organizational practices and public policies to improve physical activity among children and youth. The report serves as a launching pad for action for practitioners and advocates who are interested in engaging in systems and environmental change approaches in four key arenas: schools, early childcare and education settings, out-of-school-time programs, and communities.Commissioned by the Convergence Partnership, a national collaborative of health funders in the U.S., the report was informed by research and key informant interviews. Reflecting the Convergence Partnership's vision, the report's analysis of policy opportunities at the federal, state and local level emphasizes ways to ensure that health equity is at the forefront of collaborative efforts.This document is part of a larger strategy to identify high-impact approaches that will move the Convergence Partnership closer to the vision of healthy people in healthy places. In addition to this document, the Partnership has released other policy briefs on topics such as the built environment and access to healthy food.

State ESSA Plans to Support Student Health and Wellness: A Framework for Action

March 1, 2017

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the vital role that health and wellness play in education. This document focuses on supporting advocates who are interested in working with statelevel policymakers to develop state ESSA plans. It provides practical resources and emphasizes several key areas with the greatest potential impact on student health.

The Raising of America: Action Toolkit

January 1, 2015

The Raising of America seeks to encourage a national conversation that links early child relationships and environments to their impact on the biology of young children, and how these in turn influence adult outcomes as well as the future of the nation.The series was created in the context of a national public engagement campaign, with partners across the nation at the national, state and local level committed to using the series to generate dialogue about what we can—and should—do to make a strong start the birthright of every infant in the United States.Ultimately, the success of The Raising of America will be measured by how effectively educators, providers, organizers, parents, public officials, advocates, and people like you use the series to educate, organize and advocate for change.

New Graduate RN Transition Program Evaluation and Replication

May 25, 2012

Evaluates the impact of pilot programs to improve new nurses' self-confidence, competencies in acute and non-acute specialties and advanced generalist skills, and employment outcomes. Includes best practices and recommendations for future programs.

Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Green Access and Equity in Orange County

March 16, 2011

Analyzes children's fitness, obesity, and park access by race/ethnicity, district, and poverty. Outlines the health, community, cultural, and environmental benefits of as well as equal justice issues related to green access. Makes recommendations.

Simplification of Health and Social Services Enrollment and Eligibility: Lessons for California From Interviews in Four States

November 4, 2010

Explores state officials' and advocates' views on issues involved in streamlining enrollment and eligibility processes, including the importance of staff buy-in, community partners' outreach efforts, and technological challenges and lessons learned.

Keep Baldwin Hills Clean and Green for Generations to Come

May 31, 2010

Analyzes the risks to green access, equity, health, the economy, the environment, and minority culture presented by plans to drill oil wells in Los Angeles County's Baldwin Hills. Lays out the community's vision for reforms and the Baldwin Hills Park.

Recipes for Change: Healthy Food in Every Community

April 30, 2010

Outlines funder and policy strategies to support comprehensive, coordinated efforts to create healthy food environments through retail and institutional environments, federal food and nutrition assistance programs, regional food systems, and agriculture.

Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention: A Framework to Inform Decision Making

April 23, 2010

Provides an overview of the L.E.A.D. framework (Locate evidence, Evaluate it, Assemble it, and inform Decisions) for using evidence in decision making about obesity prevention policies and programs as well as for generating new, relevant evidence.

The Transportation Prescription: Bold New Ideas for Healthy, Equitable Transportation Reform in America

July 18, 2009

Outlines the direct and indirect health effects of transportation policies and offers a framework for a healthy, equitable policy, including prioritizing investments in distressed areas, accessibility, transparency, accountability, and community input.