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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) Hawaii
Source Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
Hawaii has not only the highest cost of living in the country, but also the ninth highest rate of poverty, the second highest rate of homelessness, and the fourth heaviest tax burden on the poor. However, two major federal antipoverty programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Health, Food
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program keeps children, adults, and people with disabilities fed and healthy. In recent years, federal budget for SNAP was cut and work requirements were added, which hurt low-wage workers....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Project for Public Spaces Inc
Policy Areas Food, Economic Justice
This roadmap provides a step-by-step guide for implementing SNAP redemption programs at local farmers markets which includes assessment, funding, marketing, and technological recommendations. It also features case studies of funding, marketing, and partnership strategies, successful...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice
This infographic compares child support payments with more traditional forms of family support. Though it is not traditionally thought of as a social program, this infographic demonstrates that child support payments provide more support each month than SNAP, WIC, or the EITC....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Children & Families
A child’s first three years of life is the most rapid and sensitive period of development, and it sets the foundation for long-term health and wellbeing. All children deserve the opportunity to be born healthy and raised in nurturing, stimulating, stable, and secure care environments...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
For millions of Americans, accessing healthy food is no easy matter. In low-income communities, liquor stores and gas stations proliferate, while farmers' markets are hard to find. Nationally, 11.5 million low-income people live in low-income areas where the nearest supermarket is...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families
In an era where the rich continue to get richer, the divide between white wealth and the wealth of households of color widens, and more than a third of all Americans are one financial crisis away from poverty, maintaining the barriers to saving ingrained in state law are simply bad...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Food, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Community Development, Public Spaces
This policy outlines how zoning laws can be used to facilitate urban agriculture in order to promote public health, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. It explains where urban farming should be located, how it can be legally approved, and the standards that should...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level County, National
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Food
LGBTQ people in the United States report high rates of food insecurity. Through questionnaire data and in-depth interviews with low-income LGBTQ people, this report documents their experiences with food insecurity, the challenges they face when accessing and using programs designed...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
Level -
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
The United States’ current healthcare system is driven by profit and governed by insurance and pharmaceutical companies, rather than by the people. This platform calls for improved Medicare for all, which will shift power from corporations and the one percent (insurance & drug corporations),...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Food
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, inequities in access to food across the United States are especially apparent. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are among the many subgroups of Americans known to experience especially high rates of food insecurity. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Bringing a grocery store into an underserved neighborhood not only makes fresh produce and other healthy food more accessible, it can provide livingwage jobs, raise the value of surrounding property, and anchor and attract additional businesses to the neighborhood. A wide range of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County, City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Farmers Market Coalition
Policy Areas Health, Food, Economic Justice, Community Development, Public Spaces, Civil Rights
This report finds that technological developments can make EBT acceptance available at farmers markets and that incentive programs have made markets increasingly accessible to SNAP recipients. It also recommends that community partners educate and connect SNAP shoppers to farmers...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Food
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps feed Ohioans, reduces poverty, and improves health for children and adults. However, the House Agriculture Committee's partisan Farm Bill proposes several inefficient and harmful changes to SNAP that will reduce its funding....

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