OUR UPCOMING REPORT
In 2014, our team produced our Community Health Equity Report on Educational Policies in an effort to examine how well the public education system is addressing our highest need neighborhoods. Specifically, the report looks at neighborhood characteristics, school discipline policies, and possible effects of school choice. The report was released on November 15, 2014 at the GradNation Community Summit.
PLACE MATTERS is a major initiative of the National Collaborative for Health Equity to build the capacity of community leaders to address social, economic and environmental conditions in communities that shape health and health outcomes. PLACE MATTERS is designed to improve the health outcomes of participating communities through shared learning experiences. The program assists participating teams in developing and implementing community-based strategies to address the social factors that determine health. The PLACE MATTERS initiative aims to address health equity by cultivating new leadership one community at a time.
The mission of the Orleans Parish PLACE MATTERS Team is to advocate for polices that promote safe, healthy learning environments for youth and families. In 2012, Orleans PLACE MATTERS, along with the Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies, released the report PLACE MATTERS for Health in Orleans Parish: Ensuring Opportunities for Good Health for All. This report outlines policy recommendations that serve as directives for our mission. You can access the report at http://www.orleansplacematters.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/CHER-Final-text.pdf.