Joint center for political and economic studies
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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public policy organization that develops cutting-edge, high-impact innovations, science, and policy strategies that benefit people of color. We accomplish this by establishing and sustaining a nonpartisan network of forward-thinking elected and appointed officials of color, as well as academics, who are committed to achieving this aim. To meet our core audiences of innovative officials of color and other opinion leaders, the Joint Center uses policy roundtables, analysis papers, and targeted media.
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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded the Joint Center a $7 million grant in 2002 to create the Health Policy Institute (HPI). The HPI contributes to the Joint Center’s mission by improving people of color’s health and increasing their inclusion in political, economic, and public policy arenas.
Identifying the diverse root causes of health inequalities and defining concrete strategies to resolve them is part of HPI’s commitment to reducing them. HPI accomplishes this through a range of programs, including study and dissemination of information, policy workshops, forums, and conferences, technical assistance for community-based groups, public relations, and outreach to minority organizations.
HPI initiated Place Matters in June 2006 as a national initiative with the aim of improving the health outcomes of participating communities through mutual learning experiences. The program aids participating teams in designing and implementing community-based interventions to counter health-related social factors. Changing the social determinants of health, according to scientific evidence, is critical to fostering health equality and reducing inequalities. Unfortunately, systematic and data-driven translation of this knowledge into policy and practice, especially at the local level, has been minimal. The Place Matters initiative aims to close this gap by fostering new leadership and furthering the Fair Health Movement in each city.
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JCPES’ mission is to improve the socio-economic status of black Americans and other minorities, expand their effective participation in political and public policy arenas, and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines in order to strengthen the nation’s public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination. JCPES has been documenting and analyzing the political and economic status of blacks and other minorities for over three decades. Research and analysis focus on four main areas: (1) political participation; (2) economic advancement; (3) social policy, with a particular focus on health policy; and (4) foreign relations. Beyond studies, JCPES projects concentrate on intergroup ties in the United States, corporate partnerships, and minority group alliances.
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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (JCPES) is a non-profit American research and public policy organization, or think tank, that was established in 1970 to assist black elected officials in designing effective policies and serving their constituents effectively. Topic archives, writings, documents, photos, audiovisual content, and electronic records relating to JCPES events, activities, and initiatives affecting African Americans in the late twentieth century are included in the archive. The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture acquired this collection.
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (JCPES) is a Washington, DC-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that develops policies and services to enhance African Americans’ socioeconomic status and civic participation. The Joint Center for Political Studies (JCPS) was established in 1970 to assist black elected officials in developing effective policies and effectively serving their constituents. Dr. Kenneth B. Clark, a clinical worker, and newspaper editor Louis E. Martin were among the founding members. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (JCPES) was founded in 1990. Scholars, academics, and analysts at the Joint Center have undertaken studies, programs, and forums and conferences on topics such as expanded political engagement, job growth, workforce development, and health-care strategies. Each occurrence resulted in the creation of booklets, papers, and booklets that were useful to both government officials and the general public. The Congressional Black Caucus, African American mayors, and state and local representatives were among those who participated in the discussions. Interactions with members of the president’s cabinet, journalists, and foreign policy ambassadors included the entire political spectrum in the United States.