Equitable Community Engagement and Climate Change: Two Toolkits

OverviewEnvironment, Climate and HealthMechanisms for Advancing Health Equity

March 22, 2023
by April Shaw

It’s critical that climate solutions prioritize and improve lives in communities that have historically been at the margins of government priorities. Yet, even as governmental agencies work to reach out to community members to engage them in this work, community members often express how difficult it is to get government agencies to really listen to their urgent needs and act in their best interests. Two new Network toolkits provide practical guidance for addressing two climate-driven public health needs: community-centered emergency response and preparedness, and community-centered solutions to extreme heat. 

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The Biden Administration’s Response to the Food Insecurity Crisis

OverviewFood and Housing Insecurity MeasuresFood Safety and SecurityFood Security

February 23, 2021
by Mathew Swinburne

Across the country, state and local governments, nonprofits, religious organizations, community groups and dedicated individuals are working to address growing food insecurity. President Biden has committed to addressing the mounting hunger crisis as part of his plan for recovery. This policy overview identifies what actions the Biden administration has taken to-date and what we might expect to see in the future.

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