Building Black wealth and addressing social determinants of health in Baltimore - the Parity story with Bree Jones

The Health Disparities Podcast

Dec 6 2023 • 33 mins

Can equitable real estate development organization Parity help solve Baltimore's empty housing problem and build Black wealth? Founder Bree Jones and her backers are making it happen. According to a profile in Baltimore Magazine, Bree Jones counts herself among a generation of young Black Americans who are being spurred to activism by high-profile killings of unarmed Black people. These are people who demand accountability on issues involving race, violence, and equality in the U.S.

For Bree Jones, a central solution is revitalizing neighborhoods – without gentrification. Her organization, Parity, a non-profit equitable real estate development company, is working in Baltimore to do just that. Visit for more information.

In this episode of The Health Disparities Podcast, Bree Jones tells the story of Parity, and discusses why building Black wealth and impacting social determinants is so important to health, and why so many high profile investors are getting behind the initiative.

With host Dr. Michelle Leak, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida,  and member of the board of directors for Movement is Life.

The Health Disparities Podcast is a program of Movement is Life. This episode was recorded live and in person at Movement is Life’s annual health equity summit. The theme this year was “Bridging the Health Equity Gap in Vulnerable Communities.”

(c) Movement is Life 2023