Candidates take note: the key to equity (21)

Take the “Connecting Bethlehem” survey and encourage someone else also

(21st in a series of posts on candidates for election)

Peter Crownfield is officially retired but spends most of his time working with students in his role as internship coordinator for the Alliance for Sustainable Communities–Lehigh Valley.

Gadfly & the candidates might be interested in a recent post on the Culture of Health blog, titled “A Blueprint to Help Communities Promote Equity.” While it focuses on health equity, the principles are universal.

One key is the need to *actively* involve community members who will be most affected. . . . This means ensuring that residents understand potential trade-offs and indirect consequences of policy decisions and have a say in what happens. Proposed actions should deal with the systemic issues that are causing problems.

Peter

Put on a stickie and attach to your bathroom mirror.

Take the “Connecting Bethlehem” survey and encourage someone else also

 

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