CSH sought to apply a Racial Disparities and Disproportionality Index to local systems in order to identify disparities in system involvement and outcomes based on race or ethnicity. In doing so, CSH worked with existing local efforts to address racial disparities in the community. Ultimately, the results of the RDDI analysis were used to foster community conversations, leveraging the experiences of people directly impacted by homelessness, to develop systems change recommendations.
These recommendations are intended to improve intervention design and delivery, and local policy, so as to reduce disparities across systems. Further, CSH worked with Hudson County around developing a timeline to secure funding for and plan a county-wide data warehouse.