This publication is the second installment in the Race for Results case study series. It features an inside look at how the W. Haywood Burns Institute and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Social Policy use disaggregated data on race and ethnicity to improve the lives of children and communities. These examples illustrate why the collection, analysis and use of race and ethnicity data should be an integral part of any strategy, initiative or legislative agenda affecting children, families and communities.

March 20, 2016

Race for Results Case Studies

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    How collecting and analyzing disaggregated race-based data can help leaders and communities effectively manage and allocate resources to help children and families.

  2. 2

    How the Burns Institute uses race-based data to reduce disparities in juvenile detention.

  3. 3

    How pairing data on race and ethnicity with GIS mapping software is helping create opportunities in communities lacking adequate resources.

  4. 4

    Tips for advocating for better collection of data by race and ethnicity in your community.

Key Takeaway

Disaggregating data by race and ethnicity improves outcomes for children and communities of color

Typically, public institutions and systems report data on whole populations. However, greater access to and breakdown of racial data helps to underscore racial trends and disparities more clearly and will provide greater accountability in policymaking.

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