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

More Travis County residents have health insurance as partners work to improve enrollment and access to care

May 5 2015 | CAN Editor
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AUSTIN — The percentage of people who lack health insurance in Travis County continues to fall as a wide network of community partners work to increase insurance enrollment and improve access to health care, according to the 2015 CAN Community Dashboard, an annual report that tracks local trends in social, health, educational, and economic well-being. […]

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Many in Travis County struggle with low incomes, housing costs, access to food

April 27 2015 | CAN Editor

AUSTIN — When it comes to meeting their basic needs, Travis County residents overall have recovered from the recession, according to the CAN Community Dashboard, an annual report that tracks local trends in social, health, educational, and economic well-being. But troubling disparities remain as many struggle to make ends meet, pay for housing, and gain […]

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Disproportionality in jail bookings, school discipline, and homelessness

April 20 2015 | CAN Editor

AUSTIN — African Americans in Travis County are disproportionally booked into jail, more subject to discipline in schools, and more prone to experience homelessness, according to the CAN Dashboard, an annual report that tracks local trends in social, health, educational, and economic well being. According to the CAN Dashboard, African Americans in Travis County are […]

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