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The strength of local cross-sector partnerships will determine whether systemic inequities in employment and financial security will be maintained or disrupted.
Nontraditional hour work schedules shape the types of child care families can access, which can limit their opportunities to work, earn a living wage, and support their kids’ healthy development.
Native Americans are 3.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with the virus than white people, in large part because of inadequate health care services.
A neighborhood of snow-covered single-family homes
How can households advance beyond the inequitable, prepandemic status quo?
Apprentice uses power tools
Encouraging experimentation with new forms of work-based learning will lead to a more robust apprenticeship system.
Physician's assistant prepares doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Prisons and jails are the sites of some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country.
Nurse gets a COVID-19 vaccine
Black, Native American, and Hispanic/Latinx workers are more likely to work in person and in close proximity to others, putting them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.
Teenagers hang out beside a mural
Strong evidence shows the harmful effects incarceration can have on young people for the rest of their lives.
A bus message reads "No Mask No Ride"
Black, Indigenous, and people of color; people with disabilities; the elderly; and people with irregular work schedules often face significant barriers to finding safe and affordable means of transportation to work.

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