As a result of the 2017 report, the City has increased attention towards homicides, homelessness, access to banking services, infant mortality and childhood asthma hospitalizations, and developed a partnership with the Forbes Funds to turn the statistics into action items. These topic areas were identified because they have the most disparate outcomes between groups. Click on the below analysis for a deeper look into the indicators overtime and a comparison to national and state averages.
As a start to implementation, in 2018 the City invested $10 million into the Housing Opportunity Fund and $1.25 million into quality childcare centers; in 2019 the City and Neighborhood Allies announced the development of Financial Empowerment Centers; the Division of Sustainability and Resilience released its third Climate Action Plan, and has been working towards transition to cleaner sources of energy to improve air quality; and all current and new Pittsburgh police officers are required to receive implicit bias training.
While work is underway, there is still much work to be done as indicator scores shift over time. The City seeks to institutionalize the Equity Indicators by using the data as inputs into City budgeting and as a way to prioritize service delivery.