Closing the Racial Wealth Gap with Innovative Solutions

Meeting Dates: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap with Innovative Solutions

Wealth is directly linked to health with those possessing greater wealth experiencing better health outcomes. Closing the racial wealth divide is a critical step in creating opportunity for everyone to achieve a long healthy life, no matter what they look like. In this webinar, we will examine innovative and bold solutions addressing wealth gaps. Policy Fellow Shira Markoff from Prosperity Now will introduce us to baby bonds, a promising strategy gaining traction in the U.S. We will also hear from Keyana Walston, a Program Manager and Management Analyst for the City of Rocky Mount, NC. This recent Culture of Health Prize winning community has partnered with businesses and local community organizations to create a wealth building initiative centered on home ownership. We encourage you to plan to attend the discussion group following the webinar to share and learn about other local wealth building strategies.

This webinar is part two of the Unjust and Unfair: Consequences for A Racial Wealth Divide webinar series. Part one, Why Wealth Matters to Your Health featuring Michael Stevenson, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ Evidence and Policy Analysis team leader and Miriam Axel-Lutte, editor of Shelterforce, is available on demand.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will host a one-hour interactive virtual discussion at 4pm ET, immediately following the webinar. We encourage you to participate in an engaging dialogue with peers across the country to share your experiences with equity. Mark your calendars and plan to stay as long as you're able.

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