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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level Other
State(s) All States, Wyoming
Source Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice
As the economy recovered from COVID-19 and many women and men returned to paid employment, deep gender and racial/ethnic gaps in both employment and pay persisted. This fact sheet models wage gaps across gender, race, and ethnicity in 2021, and outlines the role occupational segregation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Health
Local health departments (LHDs) play a critical role in their communities during a national pandemic. However, LHD emergency preparedness and response programs have been chronically underfunded and understaffed, hindering their ability to quickly mobilize in times of crisis. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Media Justice
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Public Safety
This brief outlines six arguments opposing electronic monitors for people released from prisons and jails during the pandemic. The use of electronic monitoring violates social distancing, increases costs, misdirects resources, impacts access to healthcare, increases barriers to movement,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Health
NACCHO's mission is to improve the health of communities by strengthening and advocating for local health departments. This report outlines NACCHO's legislative priorities for 2022, including supporting the public health workforce, improving access to federal public health funding,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Health
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Milwaukee County created the Unified Emergency Operations Center (UEOC), a temporary oversight board with the goal of coordinating the pandemic response among 11 municipal public health departments with the county. Considering UEOC's success,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
The arts are an important sector of Milwaukee's local economy, providing a wide range of educational and cultural opportunities while employing thousands of individuals. Using survey data, this report outlines the characteristics of artists in Milwaukee County, the challenges they...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Local transit systems face a series of challenges, including aging infrastructure, decreasing public transportation usage, increasing congestion, unsafe streets for pedestrians and bikers, COVID-19 transmission on public transit, and the excessive release of carbon emissions. To address...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, School District
State(s) All States
Source Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Policy Areas Education, Health
This fact sheet outlines actions necessary to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in schools. Recommendations include upgrading HVAC systems, performing daily air flushes, maintaining proper relative humidity levels, conducting retro-commissioning, and more....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
This fact sheet outlines the impacts of canceling student debt on borrowers' lives and the state of the economy as a whole. Benefits include making homeownership more feasible, increasing borrower's freedom and mobility, reducing unemployment, boosting entrepreneurship, and more....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education, Public Safety
Despite their important and complex work, early educators have faced low wages and unsafe working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. This report demonstrates that compensation within the early childhood education (ECE) workforce is uneven across states and among different classifications...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) California
Source Council for a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education, Health
Initiatives to promote students' physical, mental, and emotional health can help children recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, strengthen the workforce, contribute to a strong state economy, and enhance national security. This report outlines steps California policymakers can take...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This ordinance establishes minimum labor and compensation standards for transportation network company (TNC) drivers. It also requires TNCs to provide or reimburse personal protective equipment (i.e. face coverings, gloves, hand sanitizing agents, and disinfecting supplies) for TNC...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) California
Source California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Policy Areas Health
Policymakers can use area-based social indices to target interventions and mitigate health disparities for communities of color, LGBTQ+, and individuals with disabilities. Drawing from an analysis of California's COVID-19 response strategies, which relied on social indices to address...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Economic Justice, Health
In 2020, the Forces of Change survey was conducted to identify infrastructure challenges among local health departments (LHDs) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The data highlights the capacity, preparedness, and activities of LHDs in the first year of the pandemic, including trends...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Shared work programs permit employers to temporarily reduce hours for all workers in order to avoid layoffs for some, with states partially replacing the lost wages from reduced hours with unemployment insurance benefits. This brief explains the benefits of shared work during the...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Housing
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the existing American housing crisis. Now, more than ever, it is critical that local governments address the intersection of housing and health and fight forced displacement from housing to protect the economic, social, and physical wellbeing...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source COWS
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Milwaukee's service industry jobs offer low wages, inadequate and unpredictable hours, and poor benefits packages. This report calls attention to the crisis in low-wage service work by highlighting the average wages in key service occupations in Milwaukee, while outlining how these...

Type Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town, Other
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Food
This emergency order capped third-party delivery platforms' commission fees to restaurants at 15% during the COVID-19 civil emergency. This legislation aimed to reduce the financial burden on restaurants during a difficult period for the industry. ...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Health
Strong advocacy is needed to build capacity and enable local health departments to lead their communities in responding to COVID-19 and other public health challenges. This toolkit guides advocates in lobbying elected representatives by outlining how to schedule a meeting with a member...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety
This ordinance requires grocery businesses to provide their employees with hazard pay at a rate of four dollars per hour for each hour worked during the COVID-19 emergency....

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
This ordinance outlines changes to certain eviction defenses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It states that if a tenant proves that they've suffered a financial hardship during the public emergency which inhibited their ability to pay rent, they can explain these circumstances...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Food, Health
ProGov21's updated Public Health roadmap outlines steps local governments can take to address collective structural health problems that drive chronic disease, reinforce disparate health outcomes, and worsen the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, it provides innovative and effective...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Housing
This ordinance amendment prohibits landlords from taking adverse action against a prospective or existing tenant based on any eviction history that occurred during or within six months after the end of the COVID-19 civil emergency. Adverse action includes evicting or denying tenancy....

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