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The Promise of Community-Driven Science (ssir.org)

Powered by thousands of early-career scientists and students, a global movement to transform scientific practice has emerged in recent years. The objective is to “expand the boundaries of what we consider science,” says Rajul Pandya, senior director of Thriving Earth Exchange at the American Geophysical Union (AGU), “to fundamentally transform science and the way we use it.” These scientists have joined forces with community leaders and members of the public to establish new protocols and...

Centering Equity in Collective Impact (ssir.org)

In 2011, two of us, John Kania and Mark Kramer, published an article in Stanford Social Innovation Review entitled “ Collective Impact .” It quickly became the most downloaded article in the magazine’s history. To date, it has garnered more than one million downloads and 2,400 academic citations. More important, it encouraged many thousands of people around the world to apply the collective impact approach to a broad range of social and environmental problems. Independent evaluations have...

Build Back Better Package Clears House of Representatives

By a vote of 220-213, the $2 trillion Build Back Better bill passed the House of Representatives this morning, November 19. The package now goes to the Senate. For about 8 hours, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy built the case against the bill while Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said it is "historic, transformative, and bigger than anything we've ever done." For details on what is in the bill including a $2.5 billion grant and technical assistance title relating to community violence and...

What’s in the Build Back Better bill to address ACEs and adverse community environments

PHOTO OF AN EXCERPT FROM THE NOVEMBER 3, 2021 RULES COMMITTEE PRINT 117–18 TEXT OF H.R. 5376, BUILD BACK BETTER ACT [Showing the text of H.R. 5376, as reported by the Committee on the Budget, with modifications.] With President Biden signing the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ( bridges, roads, internet access, etc.) November 15, it’s a good time to focus on the substance—not the legislative sausage-making—of the Build Back Better bill. The House of Representatives could...

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New Mexico Connection

Hello Friends’s! I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was surprised to find there is no PACE initiative or group in the state? I am curious if there are any other New Mexican members who might like to connect? AmyRead More...

Maryland State BRFSS Data

Brenda Yuen
Today I attended the first Webinar part talking about building ACEs and Trauma-Informed Care Communities. There was discussion regarding individual states who have included ACE data in their BRFSS, of which Maryland (my state) conducted such a data collection in 2015. I asked the group where I could find the data from my state and I was referred to both marylandbrfss.org and the Acesconnection community "State ACEs Action". I've searched both sites for ACEs data and found nothing. Could...Read More...
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