We invest our time and energy among three main areas of focus that we believe will greatly improve our community: early childhood learning, health equity, and economic justice.
The Birth to Three Campaign SPACEs in Action is one of several groups currently working to build upon DC’s investment in the Birth to Three for all DC law of 2018. The program works to support DC families, expectant parents (including single mothers), prenatal providers, mental health child care clinicians, teleworking nutritionists, child care providers and more. Through base building, public forums and small group work, we engage stakeholders and train leaders to advocate for increasing access to qualify affordable childcare and health care services for our youngest citizens and their families in Wards 7 and 8.
Learn more: http://www.under3dc.org.
Primarily through our work with Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN, a local collaborative of health and education providers, community-based organizations, researchers, and advocates promoting resilience in families and children from pregnancy thorugh age 5 in Washington, DC), SPACEs In Action helps build a diverse coalition of parents, families and community leaders to help advance these goals.
Learn more: https://www.ecin.org
In the United States, sugary drinks (like soda and fruit juice) are disproportionately marketed to low-income and minority communities, further amplifying health disparities. In Washington, DC nearly 50% of residents have diabetes or are pre-diabetic, and more residents die each year form complications related to obesity than from AIDS, cancer, and homicides combined. Don’t Mute My Health (DMMH) is a grassroots movement to help create equitable access to healthier lives for DC residents by educating individuals about the role of sugar in one’s diet and how demographics can adversely affect their healthcare access and grocery options. SPACEs In Action believes the health is wealth, and is committed to helping the public understand how food affects their livelihood. DMMH is housed in SIA currently, and is a coalition who’s partners include Green Scheme, Girls Gone Green, DC Greens, Friends and Family of Incarcerated People, American Heart Association, Ward 7 Health Alliance Network, Ward 8 Health Council and more.
Learn more: https://www.dontmutemyhealth.org
SPACEs In Action believes that universal health care is a right. Currently we are committed to improving Medicare for All, COVID-19 testing and care, and access to affordable prescription medication. SPACEs In Action believes that health is wealth, and is committed to helping the public understand how food affects their livelihoods.
Led by the Center for Popular Democracy, SPACEs In Action is one of many organizations involve din the Fed Up campaign who advocate how the Federal Reserve’s policies adversely affect their communities. Among our chief issues ar expanding economic opportunities for communities of colors, pushing for unemployment insurance, and improving access to jobs that pay a living wage.
Learn More: https://populardemocracy.org/campaign/fed-campaign.
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