ICMA: Enhancing Equity to Improve Community Resilience

“COVID-19 has made clear our nation’s disparities in health, economics, and social well-being. The populations that have suffered most are those that started with poorer health, economic status, and social status. As of mid-December, Black Americans had a COVID-19 death rate nearly twice that of white Americans and the death rate for Latinx Americans was nearly 40% higher, according to the COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic.
By deliberately improving equity and rebalancing our public investments alongside other sectors, communities can create the conditions for broad-based community well-being that helps all people thrive now, while providing resilience against future challenges, be they natural, man-made, or combinations of both.”
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