Healthy Community Matter: The Importance of Place to the Health of Boys of Color

"While boys and young men experience worse health outcomes, our research shows that health disparities are especially pronounced for African-American and latino boys and young men.  Negative health outcomes for African-American and Latino boys and yound men are a result of growing up in neighborhood of concentrated disadvantage, places that are more likely to put boys and young men directly in harm's way and reinforce harmful behavior." 

This June 2010 report, funded by The California Endowment, combines the collective research of the RAND Corporation, PolicyLink, The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School and the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University.  Read the complete report here.

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