Heath care reform is tricky. On the one hand, providing access to affordable health care is of paramount importance. But spending on health care is putting enormous pressure on public purses all over the world, and it's only getting worse.
Sustainable regions are only possible if all people have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Areas that embrace this "regional equity" focus will be on the fast-track to economic stability and growth.
From where I sit -- with more than three decades of experience working to make public policies more fair and inclusive of all people -- the past year has seen tremendous investment in the African-American community.