Written by Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati Enquirer, February 6, 2012
DOWNTOWN — Harvard University sociologist William Julius Wilson, a supporter of a comprehensive approach to the many problems of urban America, will speak Tuesday night in support of a local effort that wants to take a holistic approach to healing Cincinnati’s inner city.
Wilson, 76, author of “More Than Just Race:Being Poor and Black in the Inner City” (W. W. Norton & Company, $24.95), will speak on behalf of the sweeping CoreChange initiative. MORE…
The Cincinnati Herald, February 4, 2012
Dr. Victor Garcia, founding director of Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Trauma Services, is heading an initiative to bring all segments of the community together to produce solutions to overcome challenges in the community largely through economic inclusion.
The heart of the initiative, known as CoreChange, is a community-wide summit, Feb. 17-19, at the Millennium Downtown. The CoreChange Summit will be a three day event designed to fuse together institutional and community expertise to produce solutions that cannot be imagined otherwise, Garcia said. MORE…
Written by Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati Enquirer, January 26, 2012
DOWNTOWN — One by one, small group by small group, Victor Garcia has tried to convince Cincinnatians to change how they think about the city’s urban neighborhoods.
Chief trauma surgeon at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Garcia was at it again Thursday — addressing about 100 people in a community forum in the under croft at Christ Church Cathedral.
“The traditional approach (to urban social problems) is to look at individual behaviors,” Garcia said to the audience. “Instead, we need to look at social determinants.”
A determinant is an element that identifies or determines the nature of something or that fixes or conditions an outcome. MORE…