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Webinar: The Importance of Financial Inclusion and Protection for Communities of Color

Over the past few years, the U.S. banking system has developed several financial tools to help families save and build wealth through affordable and convenient means, including automatic savings transfers, direct deposit, and mobile banking. Unfortunately, many households of color do not benefit from these advancements due to their reliance on payday lenders and other […]

By |March 4th, 2014

#FoodFri Tweetchat co-hosted by Leadership for Healthy Communities and MomsRising

Join us on Friday, January 17, 2014, at 1 p.m. EST/ 10 a.m. PST for a #FoodFri Tweetchat co-hosted by Leadership for Healthy Communities and MomsRising. It might not be obvious at first glance, but public policy decisions impact sidewalks, bike trails, playgrounds, recreation centers, school meal programs, neighborhood farmers’ markets and food marketing. State […]

By |January 16th, 2014

Webinar: The Economic Imperative to Address the Racial Wealth Gap Through the Federal Budget

The federal government provides a small number of policies and programs built within the federal budget that are designed to help Americans save and build wealth, but how do these programs benefit lower-income households and particularly communities of color? Research shows that the average African American and Latino household has $1 of wealth for every […]

By |December 6th, 2013

2013 Leadership for Healthy Communities Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit

Nearly 300 state and local policymakers and childhood obesity prevention advocates gathered for the 2013 Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit, which was held on September 30 to October 1 in Baltimore, Md. This year’s summit, “The Future of Childhood Obesity: State and Local Success to National Progress,” focused on how childhood obesity prevention policies at the […]

By |October 2nd, 2013