Low-income communities and communities of color disproportionately bear the brunt of stress and trauma caused by each of the Initiative’s focus areas. Progress will require an understanding of and response to the deep inequities in our society.
Good intentions do not guarantee successful outcomes. It’s essential to study whether interventions, programs and policies work. Developing new tools to support more frequent and effective use of evidence is a critical goal for the Initiative.
Moving the needle in the Initiative’s focus areas requires engaging a broad coalition of actors from the research, policy, practice and academic fields to design, implement, evaluate and advocate for evidence-based policy solutions.