Research Reports

July 15, 2005

10 Key Recommendations for Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health.
From Closing the Gap: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities

1. Eliminate disparities in access to health insurance.
Expand public health programs such as Medicaid and work toward a universal health care system guaranteeing basic access.

2. Improve health care in medically underserved areas, which are often communities of color.
Support community health clinics that provide high-quality care to underinsured and uninsured patients.

3. Develop health care institutions that are welcoming and respectful to people of differentraces and ethnicities.
Improve access to quality care for people of color by minimizing financial barriers to patient/doctor communication, training staff in culturally appropriate care, and building a diverse workforce.

4. Track racial disparities in health care provision.
With proper data collection, health care institutions can be held accountable for eliminating these disparities and meeting high quality-of care standards for all patients.

5. Provide medical interpretation services for all clinical encounters.
Federal, state, and local governments, as well as insurers and health care providers, should fund language services as a medical necessity.

6. Improve access to traditional and non-Western treatments.
Insurers should be required to cover alternative and culturally appropriate health care. Health care providers should be provided training and access to research about alternative and non-Western medical practices.

7. Adopt and enforce policies that promote safety and health.
The adoption of worker protections and environmental standards are necessary to address root causes of health inequality.

8. Include public health experts and community organizations in community development and planning processes.
Health concerns must be at the forefront in discussions about housing, transportation, and economic development.

9. Provide funding and support for improved nutrition, physical education, and health education in schools.
School environments that emphasize health can lead to improved health outcomes and higher academic achievement.

10. Support programs that incorporate cultural traditions.
Connecting people to their cultural heritage can be an effective way to improve individual and community health.

June 28, 2005

2005 Legislative Report Card on Race. Support the California Racial Equity Initiative.By Menachem Krajcer and Tammy Johnson.

April 15, 2005

Prepared by Gary Delgado, Applied Research Center for the National Rural Funders Collaborative, April 2005.

February 15, 2005

2004 Legislative Report Card on Race. By Menachem Krajcer and Tammy Johnson. 

April 15, 2004

An Evaluation of the Parent and Youth Education Policy Collaborative.

April 15, 2004

An Evaluation of the Ford Foundation's Collaborations that Count Initiative

October 15, 2003

By Mattie Weiss. Excerpted from the Introduction: In Chicago, African American youth actively support the rights of undocumented students, while Latino students join Black youth in their fight against racial profiling.

August 15, 2003

A Guide for Journalists. The print edition of this publication is SOLD OUT. To download this report in PDF format, complete the form on this page.

July 15, 2003

How California's CalWORKs Keeps Families Poor. For immediate release. July 14, 2003 contact: Menachem Krajcer (510) 653-3415. CDSS Director Rita Saenz on Notice: Investigate CalWORKs Illegal Activities

July 15, 2003

Stories of Racial Profiling and the Attack on Civil Liberties. Community Testimony presented Saturday, May 10, 2003.

May 15, 2003

Despite a surge in discrimination, the crisis for immigrant and refugee communities remains relatively invisible to the general public.

May 15, 2003

Bi-National Research Project on Social Change Initiatives in the Philippines and the United States. By Francis Calpotura, ARC Visiting Fellow, May 2003.

April 15, 2003

This 116-page study presents general observations, key lessons, and recommendations on a range of multiracial models and experiences from a hard-fought enviromental alliance between whites and Native Americans, to racial profiling in Northern California, to the interplay between different constituencies of color in campaign coalitions, to the challenges and achievements of the Rainbow Coalition.

April 15, 2002

How San Diego Schools Undermine Latino & African American Student Achievement. April 2002.

February 15, 2002

Dramatic demographic changes in the U.S. population, evidenced by the 2000 census, have generated a lot of excitement about the potential for multicultural community building.

October 15, 2001

How Zero Tolerance Policies and High Stakes Testing Subvert Academic Excellence and Racial Equity.

May 15, 2001

Welfare Privatization. This report examines the beneficiaries of the privatization of welfare: the corporate elite and other small but growing businesses. The report also looks at the efficacy and failures of the privatization of welfare.

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March 15, 2001

An Examination of Racial Discrimination in U.S. Public Schools. Executive Summary.

February 15, 2001

This report examines seven principles that laid the groundwork for the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act that ended the government guarantee of welfare assistance to low-income families. The report provides an overview and history of each fallacy used to support welfare reform as well as the actual result of the policies.

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February 15, 2001

This report looks at model welfare policies being promoted by various advocacy groups. Many of the policies are a direct result of actions taken due to the adverse affects that TANF and the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act had on families.

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