There is a deep desire we each hold as citizens for justice and fairness that reflects an understanding of the history of racism that continues to our current reality. There are concrete impacts across multiple sectors that can be measured if equitable policy changes are implemented. PolicyLink, the national leader around equity efforts, has identified equity as the “superior economic model.” PolicyLink estimates that the Pinellas County economy would be $3.6 billion larger if there were no racial gaps in income.
Envisioning a better Pinellas County
How will success be measured?
A Data and Policy Centered Approach
Since the Equity Profile will be used to help pinpoint some areas that deserve more detailed examination, people most impacted by those issues, in concert with policy and practice specialists, will be engaged to develop solutions and influence their adoption. If you are passionate about changing the entrenched systems that perpetuate inequity, please reach out to UNITE Pinellas and see how you can be involved.