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When schools and neighborhoods are connected to critical city- and community-based services and private health, education, and economic assets, then residents are better able to access important wraparound services that support their well-being.
— Chambers, Chavis, Johnson, Rockeymoore, Op-Ed published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Feb 2017

Whole-body, well-being illustrates the intersectionality between the community justice themes pursued by the #CommunityJusticeNetwork in this series. When poverty, generational discriminatory housing policies, miseducation, community disinvestment, and trauma collide we see increased health disparities. 

Read more about whole-body, well-being in the op-ed published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. 


  • "Medical Apartheid" by Harriett A. Washington

Articles and other research

Additional research can be found at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute,

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