CAN Equity Blog

The CAN Equity Blog is an information resource where local, state and national data and research are used to better understand local equity challenges, local efforts to address equity challenges are highlighted, effective practices from other communities are examined, and ideas for expanding equity are advanced. Opinions expressed are those of CAN staff and not necessarily those of the CAN partner agencies. If you have any content that you would like to share on the CAN Equity Blog, please email that information to CAN’s Executive Director, Raul Alvarez: ralvarez@canatx.org

Critical Health Indicators – Disparities Have Life and Death Consequences

May 3 2017 | Raul Alvarez

Austin Public Health has released the 2017 Critical Health Indicators Report for Austin and Travis County. The report notes several successes in moving toward a healthier community… Fewer middle school and high school students report using tobacco. There has been a 60% decline in Black infant mortality rates since 2003-2004. There are fewer deaths due […]

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National Urban League’s Annual Equality Index

May 3 2017 | Raul Alvarez

The National Urban League has released its annual Equality Index, which compares the quality of life for Black, Hispanic, and White Americans. The 41st annual survey was released May 2nd and reports modest gains for Black Americans. The equality index measures quality of life in terms of economics, health, education, social justice and civic engagement. Metro […]

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Absenteeism and Mobility Interrupt Student Learning

April 5 2017 | Raul Alvarez

Missing school and changing schools within the same school year impact students’ ability to learn. The E3 Alliance has released new data on the impacts of mobility and chronic absenteeism on student outcomes. Low-income students have higher rates of student mobility than non low-income students and are more likely to be chronically absent.  The E3 […]

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