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Kansas City, MO: New School District Wellness Policy Aims to Create a Culture of Health at School

May 21, 2019
Within Kansas City, MO, a baby born in one neighborhood had a life expectancy 15 years shorter than a child born just a few miles away. Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO),a driving force for social justice and health in Kansas City and a Voices for Healthy Kids grantee, responded to the challenge in many ways. That comprehensive approach to improving health, particularly in neighborhoods that historically have lacked access to financial investment and opportunities, helped Kansas City win a 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.
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Help us put an end to childhood hunger!

May 20, 2019
Summer is coming and that marks the end of the school year for our kiddos. Summer should be a time to relax, play in the sunshine, and enjoy time with friends and family. But sadly for millions of children, summertime marks the beginning of a three-month episode of hunger. But together, with the...
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Staying Vigilant on Brown

May 20, 2019
As a teenager, many of Barbara Johns’ wildest dreams were about a surprising subject: a new school. “My imagination would run rampant—and I would dream that some mighty man of great wealth built us a new school building or that our parents got together and surprised us with this grand new building...
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Implicit bias in California is costing lives

May 20, 2019
Join us to urge the California state Legislature to support SB 464, the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act to address alarming racial disparities in maternal health in our state!
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The Human Needs Report: Victory for LGBTQ Americans, Attacks on Immigrants, the Poor, and Workers, and more

May 20, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's spending work, disaster aid on the horizon, a victory for LGBTQ Americans, attacks on immigrants, the poor, and workers, and more.
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Blood Sugar Readings

What I've Learned About Type 1 Diabetes Technology

May 16, 2019
6 months ago, if you’d asked me whether I’d be purchasing my 8 year-old daughter an iPhone and an Apple Watch, I would have given you the stink eye. Now she has both, as well as an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Why? Because she was diagnosed last fall with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
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Not about abortion

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
Happy Friday. This has been a difficult week. Alabama's Abortion Ban is an attack on America's moms, and if it takes effect, a terrible blow to families. We are proud to work with you to fight for as long as we must to secure every woman’s rights and freedoms. Please scroll down for this week's...
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Latino Family Health: The Alarming Lack of Housing, Transportation, and Green Space

May 17, 2019
Latino families face big health inequities, but policies and practices are emerging to create more affordable housing, reliable public transit, and better access to culturally relevant green spaces to improve health equity.
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