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Blog Post by Dedrick Asante-Muhammad & Jason Purnell

  A recent blog post by Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Director of CFED’s Racial Wealth Divide Initiative and Host of the Race and Wealth podcast, and Jason Purnell, Assistant Professor at Washington University’s Brown School, was published in November in The St. Louis American and The Huffington Post. The post discusses the persistent and pervasive problem of […]

SLPD article on premature infant death in STL, by Nancy Cambria

Nancy Cambria's December 6, 2016 article, Too many babies are dying in St. Louis and one group is taking a stand, addresses disturbing racial trends in infant mortality in St. Louis. According to a recent study commissioned by Generate Health (formerly the Maternal, Child and Family Health Coalition), "African-American babies are three times as likely to die […]

In Ferguson, a Picture of Health Disparities

A recent article in U.S. News & World Report examines the disparities that persist in Ferguson, Missouri more than two years after the death of Michael Brown and one year after the release of the Ferguson Commission report, "Forward through Ferguson." The disparities are clear and visible, both in Ferguson and across the United States. The […]

Ferguson: America’s Arab Spring

Social Media and the Civil Rights Movement The Gateway Journalism Review Ferguson Special Report features stories that highlight the impact following the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, nearly 2 years ago. The report portrays the role that history, social media, and reform have played in our region. Ultimately, it “tells the […]

Short Distances to Long Gaps in Health: Babies born just miles apart in St. Louis face up to 12 year difference in life expectancy

A North St. Louis County life expectancy map released today (August 3) by researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) illustrates that opportunities to lead a long and healthy life can vary dramatically by neighborhood. If you travel less than 11 miles north […]

“Financial Health is Public Health”: New book features essay by Jason Purnell

The essay can be found in What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation, a new book on the financial health of our nation published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Corporation for Enterprise Development. “In these and many other ways, the inextricable, often stress-laden link between financial […]

Report Presented to Hillary Clinton at Community Meeting in Florissant

On June 23, 2015, Principal Investigator Jason Purnell presented For the Sake of All research to Hillary Clinton on a panel at a community meeting in Florissant, MO. The panel, held in Christ the King United Church of Christ, discussed the current state of early education, child welfare and racial disparities in health care, jobs programs, and other […]