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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – December 2012 Archive (7)

The Real Cliffs in the United States Are the Ones Affecting Children

The Impact of Trauma on Children’s Lives, the Need for Safe Neighborhoods, A Good Education AND A Chance to Realize the American Dream are the Real Cliffs Many American Children Face Every Day.

Please read more in the Huffington Post linked below.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 31, 2012 at 12:17am — No Comments

Sober Opinions About the NEED to Curb Obesity

 A Few Sober Opinions About the NEED to Curb Obesity and Prevent Chronic Disease…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 27, 2012 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Why Teen Victims of Dating Violence Can't Break the Cycle

According to the CDC, 9.4% of teens in a recent survey reported being physically abused by a romantic partner in the past 12 months — that included being slapped, hit or intentionally injured.  Bonnie Rochman brings us a serious topic for a "Family Matters" discussion.

Why Teen Victims of Dating Violence Can’t Break the Cycle

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 21, 2012 at 12:54am — No Comments

Can We Really Eliminate Health Disparities? Is there the WILL To do So? Hear From Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown

Can We Really Eliminate Health Disparities? 

According to Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown.. “as we look at health reform, there are real opportunities to address disparities in health. As we expand access, we need to increase quality and equity. I believe we can eliminate health disparities.”  Read more at the article linked below.



Health Enterprise Zones: "I Believe We Can…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 20, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments

Race and Place Matters for Health Outcomes and Life Chances

Race – and Place Matters for Health. This is Not New Information. Unless –as a society -- We Pay Attention, these will continue to have Devastating Effects. In the long-term These Effects will Affect Us All.   

“In 2001, David R. Williams and Chiquita Collins called racial residential segregation “a fundamental cause” of health disparities. For some time…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 13, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Parents, Teachers and Schools Must be Vigilant in Protecting Children from Obesity

Let’s Face It – in 99 Percent of These Cases, It Is About The Almighty Dollar.  These Industries want to make money and at any cost. This is why parents, teachers and schools must be ever vigilant in protecting children from obesity by helping them to make good food choices.  This means seeing to it that healthy, nutritious food is available.  Of course, it is also very profitable to provide healthy nutritious food to children; unfortunately, very few of these "BIG"…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 9, 2012 at 4:03am — No Comments

Access to Health Care and Resources for Transgender People

Access to Health Care and Resources for Transgender People

Transgender people face massive and systemic discrimination within the health care system. From instances of humiliation and degradation to outright refusals to provide care, the health care system presents a minefield of discrimination for transgender people seeking to access care. The end result is a community-wide disengagement from the health care system…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 7, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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When “Hoops in the Hood” Became “Hoops in the House”

When Covid-19 came to Chicago, Hoops in the Hood, LISC's long-running basketball-community-building-and-safety program, morphed into the perfect antidote for quarantine stress and boredom. Now, hundreds of kids and their parents across the city are staying active, and logging their exercise minutes, in a true Chicago-style competition between neighborhoods.

Our Communities Need a Marshall Plan

In his latest video message, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones reflects on the disproportionate health and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on underinvested communities and communities of color, and calls for a 21st-century Marshall Plan—intensive and broad investment that will both help people and enterprises recover, and redress the inequities that set the stage for the fallout of the current crisis.

We Have Reached the Housing Cliff

As we look back on Affordable Housing Month, marked every year in May, it's clear that the need for safe, affordable housing—as well as the threats to providing it—have never been more acute. Denise Scott, LISC's EVP for Programs, makes a compelling case for why, during the Covid era and beyond, we need a robust national plan to safeguard homes for all of our country's vulnerable residents, as well as for the organizations that make those homes possible.

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