National Voices Project

This project is now completed.

Project start and end dates: 2011-2016

Led by researchers at the University of Michigan, the National Voices Project is an effort to bring the perspectives of thousands of people in communities across the United States to the national dialogue about opportunities and barriers for children related to race/ethnicity. The National Voices Project has conducted major national surveys twice each year among adults who work and volunteer on behalf of children. These surveys focus on racial/ethnic inequities at the community level that affect children’s health, education, and economic security. The National Voices Project team is grateful for the support and collaboration of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, through the America Healing initiative.

Comprehensive Data Summary


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Impact Reports

1. Boys and Young Men of Color: Defining the Term

2. Framing and Narrative Strategies to Promote Racial Justice in Education

3. Bias in the Media: Girls and Young Women of Color

4. Engaging Native American Youth

5. Neighborhood Safety for Young Children

6. Sample Population Comparison

7. Local Impact Reports


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Boys & Young Men of Color

1. Media Perceptions & Racial/Ethnic Inequities

2. Report on Health & Healthcare Availability

3. Report on Education, Incarceration & Employment


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Partner Reports & Briefs


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Health & Nutrition


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Education & Learning


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Economic Opportunity


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Priest N, Slopen N, Woolford S, Philip JT, Singer D, Kauffman AD, et al. (2018) Stereotyping across intersections of race and age: Racial stereotyping among White adults working with children. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0201696.


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For more information, please contact:
Susan J. Woolford, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Comprehensive Weight Management Center

300 North Ingalls, Rm 6D20
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5456