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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 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 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 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 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
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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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,...

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