Without access to resources, neighborhood public health interventions are limited

Confronting public health disparities requires more than education and services. It’s about looking at the context in which people live, work, and play.

What happens when communities develop their own programs and policies?

Because the community was invested in the research, we received better data. Because we had better data, we co-designed a better program.

Data Walks: Getting data into the community’s hands

This innovative approach to reviewing data was more engaging to participants, less intimidating, and more focused on each person’s lived experience.

Multi-generational disadvantage requires multi-generational solutions

For families that experience the damage and trauma that comes from living in the most distressed neighborhoods, traditional supportive services often fall short.

Addressing the costs of chronic violence in DC

The spate of homicides this week makes it clear that living with chronic violence threatens children’s life chances and silences their voices.

The power of young voices

How living in segregated, low-income neighborhoods silences young people's voices