The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program is pleased to announce the release of a new white paper titled Opportunity Reimagined: An Inclusive Vision for Healthy Communities. In light of some of the most pressing challenges facing our society today, this paper offers a non-partisan, multi-sector perspective on the issues affecting opportunity and makes the case for expanding it to include Latinos and all Americans in the future prosperity of the nation.
The paper is a product of the Program’s 2nd Annual America’s Future Summit: Reimagining Opportunity in a Changing Nation. Building upon content created during the Summit, including speaker remarks and topical participant discussions, this paper lays out recommendations for fostering healthy communities and expanding opportunity in four principle areas: improving health equity, advancing opportunity through education, expanding pathways to economic opportunity, and establishing an equity agenda. With a lens on Latinos in America and an emphasis on the importance of collaboration, addressing root causes of inequity, community member and youth involvement, culturally relevant and placed based solutions, this paper puts the expansion of opportunity and the inclusion of all people at the center of healthy communities.