Slide 26. Other Obama Administration Initiatives
Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Communities of Color
- Promise Neighborhoods ($210 million) attempt to bring the innovative ideas of the Harlem Children's Zone into communities across the country. By simultaneously focusing on the myriad needs of young children—education, health, mentorship, etc.—Promise Neighborhoods can break the cycle of inter-generational poverty and tap the potential of millions of young people.
- Healthy Food Financing Initiative ($400 million)—would help tackle the dual scourges of joblessness and obesity in underserved communities by helping supermarket operators open new stores, new farmers markets take root, and corner store owners buy the refrigeration units they need to carry fresh food.
- Choice Neighborhoods ($250 million)—would ensure that housing is linked to school reform, early childhood innovations, and supportive social services, tying housing developments to a range of services and supports leads to improved economic well-being for families.
- Sustainable Communities Initiative ($150 million)—a joint effort by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Transportation, and the the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—is designed to "improve access to affordable housing more transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment in communities nationwide."
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Internet Citation: Slide 26. Other Obama Administration Initiatives: Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Communities of Color. May 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-04-nac/smedley/smedleyslide26.html