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Community Equity Audits
Communities and Schools Working Together to Eliminate the Opportunity Gap



December 2019 | 136 pages | Corwin
Bridge the gap in opportunity to overcome the gap in achievement!

To close the achievement gap, we have to close the opportunity gap. Good teaching and leadership are not enough if students live in communities that do not have adequate resources to ensure student health and well-being. 

Addressing the opportunity gap is a big job but it can be done! And we can show you how. 
Along with step-by-step instructions on how to conduct a community equity audit, detailed examples, activities, and funding source recommendations will help you assess ways in which schools, parents, and the larger community can collaborate to eliminate the opportunity gap. The community equity audit answers the questions
• Do the children in my community have the same opportunity as children in other communities?
• Does my community have the same resources as other communities?
• If my community needs more resources how can we provide them?

Unify the vision of all stakeholders, from civic leaders to family members, to address and eliminate the out-of-school factors that create the opportunity gap. 
 
 
Foreword by Terah Venzant Chambers
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. PROLOGUE
 
2. EQUITY AUDITS OVERVIEW
Preview of Chapters 3 Through 11

 
 
3. HOW WE GOT STARTED ON OUR COMMUNITY EQUITY AUDIT
Windshield Surveys

 
Place Matters

 
Social Determinants of Health (SDH)

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
 
4. CONDUCTING A COMMUNITY EQUITY AUDIT
Assessing the Need to Do a Community Equity Audit

 
Conducting the Audit

 
Summary

 
 
5. SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH ONE: SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS/POVERTY
Evidence Base for the Effect of Socioeconomic Status/Poverty

 
Poverty Level

 
Household Income

 
Unemployment

 
Food Security and Government Assistance

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
6. SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH TWO: AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE AND SAFE HOUSING
Evidence Base for the Effect of Availability of Affordable and Safe Housing

 
Homeownership

 
Residential Stability

 
Quality of Housing

 
Affordability of Housing

 
Lack of Housing or Homelessness

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
7. SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH THREE: EXPOSURE TO CRIME AND VIOLENCE
Evidence Base for the Effects of Exposure to Crime and Violence

 
Crime and Violence Levels

 
Effects of Exposure to Crime and Violence on Physical and Social Health

 
Effects of Exposure to Violent Crime on Cognitive Performance

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
8. SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH FOUR: AVAILABILITY OF AND ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
Evidence Base for the Effect of Availability of and Access to Health Care

 
Health Insurance Coverage

 
Access to Health Care Facilities

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
9. SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH FIVE: AVAILABILITY OF AND ACCESS TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Evidence Base for the Availability of and Access to Community Resources

 
Access to Healthy Food

 
The Built Environment

 
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
10. SO WHAT? WHAT WE FOUND AND WHAT IT MEANS
Meritocracy

 
Freedoms/Unfreedoms and Desperate Choices

 
 
11. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
 
Appendix A. Resources for Social Determinants of Health
 
Appendix B. Determining the Census Tracts Within a School Attendance Zone to Access Census Demographic Data
 
Appendix C. How to Get Data for SDH 1: Socioeconomic Status/Poverty
 
Appendix D. How to Get Data for SDH 2: Availability of Affordable and Safe Housing
 
Appendix E. How to Get Data for SDH 3: Exposure to Crime and Violence
Crime Type Symbols and Definitions Used by Crime Mapping

 
 
Appendix F. How to Get Data for SDH 4: Availability of and Access to Health Care
 
Appendix G. How to Get Data for SDH 5: Availability of and Access to Community Resources
Access to Healthy Food

 
Built Environment: Greenspaces/Parks

 
Walk Score and Bike Score

 
Pedestrian-Oriented Road Network Density

 
 
References
 
Index

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