New resource supports anti-racist policies to protect families

Policymakers can use a new resource from Child Trends and the Equity Research Action Coalition at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute to advance equity in policy and programs for Black families and babies.

The Protect, Promote, Preserve Framework (the 3Ps) highlights policy approaches with the potential to protect Black families and babies from harm and trauma; promote their health, wealth, and educational access; and preserve their family units, cultural heritage, language, and positive racial identity. While some policies—such as expanded income eligibility for health insurance and state earned income tax credits—may reduce disparities for Black families and babies, there is a need for more research and analyses that use a racial equity lens to uncover policies that are anti-Black.

Download the report here.