Systems & Policies

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Our institutions and policies shape who has access to wealth, health and prosperity.

Communities of Opportunity partners are working to advance policies that: 

  • Support community priorities

  • Integrate equity into policies at all levels: neighborhood, organizational, city, county and state, and

  • Expand representation of cultural communities by stepping into leadership roles

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Geographic & Cultural Communities

In King County – one of the most prosperous metropolitan regions in the United States – race, income, and ZIP code are major predictors of a person’s health and life expectancy. Low-income communities and communities of color regularly experience institutional racism that leads to disparities in health and well-being. To reverse these inequities, these new partnerships are designed to support leadership and civic engagement among groups that have historically been marginalized, sharing in decision-making and power, and working together to improve outcomes for all communities in our region.