Equity

Primary Care Access Fuels Columbia Health Disparities

Columbia is touted as a city that brims with health care providers, thanks to the presence of a bustling medical school and residency program, as well as multiple hospitals and clinics. And yet, availability does not guarantee access — especially for the city’s low-income and black residents, whose lack of established primary care can contribute to worse health and shorter life expectancy. Read more

Historic Boost to Funding and the Potential of the Child Care and Development Block Grant

Congress’s bipartisan budget agreement passed in February includes a historic funding increase for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the nation’s largest federal child care assistance program. The additional $5.8 billion for the program over the next two years has enormous benefits for states looking to serve more families and encourage children’s healthy development. Read more

Living in an Immigrant Family in America

Immigration policy has been and continues to be a controversial topic in the U.S. Over the course of the election and since taking office, President Trump has intensified national debate about immigration as he has implemented policies to enhance immigration enforcement and restrict the entry of immigrants from selected countries the Administration believes may pose a threat to the country. Read more

Data Viz: Hate Crimes

Each year the FBI releases data tied to hate crime incidents across the country. The data is collected through voluntary reporting by 15,254 law enforcement agencies. Many civil and human rights advocates note that the statistics are flawed as reporting is not mandatory. Read more