DC in Color

Consumer Health Foundation and Meyer Foundation have partnered with the Urban Institute to produce an equity report on the District of Columbia—using census and other data to examine racialized inequities by ward along a number of key indicators (e.g., housing, employment, income, assets and education) and to imagine what it would look like to achieve equity. These data are now available in an online digital feature. In a meeting to release these data to the public, CHF and Meyer described some of the key elements of a racial equity approach. One of those key elements is the grounding of our work in history so that we better understand how social policies led us to where we are as a city. The other is disaggregating data by race and place (in our case, ward) to identify groups and places where an intervention is most likely to create the biggest impact. We encourage you to browse the history and data pages and to use this information in your advocacy efforts.