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

CAN to Release 2017 Dashboard on May 18, 2017

May 16 2017 | CAN Editor

Austin and Travis County are recovering from the impact of  the Great Recession and have seen improvement in many socio-economic indicators. When CAN released its first Dashboard report in 2010, we were reeling from the impact of the recession. The poverty rate in Travis County shot up from 15% in 2008 to 19% in 2010. […]

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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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