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COP28: Adaptation, and Intersectionality

The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) kicked off in Dubai on November 30th, providing an opportunity for key stakeholders from UN member states, NGO’s, environmental experts, and the private sector to come together to address our current climate crisis. Here are some of what was top of mind as we headed there.
By: Christopher Chang, zack henderson

A Macroeconomic Barrier: US Mental Health Workforce Shortages

Despite the fact that the U.S. spends approximately 18% of GDP on healthcare—almost twice as much as the average Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country—our healthcare system is riddled with problems, from widespread inequities to poor outcomes to barriers to care. First in a three-part series.
By: Kim Langenhahn, Morgan DeLuce

Advancing Equity in Charter Schools

Through our work, we have identified several key equity principles that are common across the most inclusive and high-performing charter schools and initiatives, which could serve as a model for both new and existing charters to follow.
By: Melissa Mullins, Marc Allen

Greater Freedom, Lower Inequality?

This discourse aims to initiate a conversation about the effects of freedom (i.e., civil liberties and political freedoms; Freedom House Index) on equality (GINI Coefficient), examining the complex relationship between civil liberties and political freedoms and income distribution through a landscaping of expert opinions and quantitative analysis.
By: Melissa Flores, Brent McCann

Emissions, Climate Change, and Health

In this article, we define the challenge the globe faces at the intersection of climate and health. It illustrates that current investment levels and attention across key funders to the climate-health nexus fall short of the global need. The article also explores several complexities in climate-health funding that may inhibit further investment in space. It concludes with a few key recommendations to approach these challenges.
By: Melissa Flores, Abdel Agadazi