La Importancia del Lugar de Residencia y la Raza

Posted by on January 14, 2013

New report: La Importancia del Lugar de Residencia y la Raza

Why Place and Race Matter— the landmark report from PolicyLink—is now available in Spanish! Released in English last year, La Importancia del Lugar de Residencia y la Raza broadens the conversation about how to build healthy, opportunity-rich communities for all. As in the original, it explores in depth how neighborhood environments and racially based barriers to opportunity intersect and examines how advocates and activists from neighborhoods throughout California are taking these connections into account as they work to enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities. Innovative collaborations and approaches are once more captured in the same clear, vivid design that has made the report one of our most well received.

Download the report in Spanish or English.

The release of La Importancia del Lugar de Residencia y la Raza could not be more timely as our nation undergoes rapid and substantial demographic change. We invite you to review it and share it with your networks. We hope you will also consider calling upon us to discuss how to utilize the race and place framework in your community to address an issue or challenge you are confronting in your work. To date, PolicyLink has made dozens of presentations in California and across the nation, engaging community-based organizations, elected officials, public health and public policy practitioners, and community residents in dialogue sessions about the framework and how it can be used to advance equitable policies. We can hold these discussions in either Spanish or English, with either large or small groups.

For more information or to arrange a dialogue session or presentation, please contact: Enrique Velasquez at or Mary Lee at

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