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Type Model Law
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Education, Food
This model law creates a healthy food zone around schools by regulating the location of fast food restaurants and mobile food vendors so that children are presented with healthy food options....

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) All States, Arkansas
Source Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families
Policy Areas Health
This report provides an overview of the issues affecting Black women's health, including systemic racism, discrimination, and implicit bias within the health care system. It offers the following recommendations: create policies with an intentional racial equity lens, expand Medicaid...

Type Ordinance
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Food
Experienced grocery workers with knowledge of proper sanitation procedures, health regulations, and understanding of the clientele and communities they serve are instrumental in maintaining health and safety standards in grocery establishments. As a result, this ordinance requires...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayor Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Health
Healthy living in American cities is a luxury inequitably distributed to residents. Access to quality food, public natural spaces, and the impact of pollutants are restricted to those who cannot afford to pay. This report suggests mayors must rethink their policy approach to be more...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Arizona
Source Mayor Innovation Project
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Health
Dedicated to limiting students' exposure to pollutants, Phoenix City staff, school faculty, and Arizona State University researchers planted trees and shrubs with K-8 students on unused school playgrounds. This project is poised to benefit more than 121,000 children under the age...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Mayor Innovation Project
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Spaces
Recognizing the mental health and physical health of children in poverty who have been impacted by the COVID lockdowns, Scranton, PA launched an innovative outdoor exposure program that helped children engage with outdoor spaces. By introducing a City Parks Passports to children and...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Health
Women face gender-specific hurdles to accessing necessary healthcare. Although the rules of public access to healthcare are set at the state or national level, local governments can influence the application of those rules and the more foundational social determinants of health. ProGov21's...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Structural violence reduces health outcomes through systemic stratification along race, class, and gender. People exposed to more structural violence are disproportionately likely to experience preterm birth. This report illustrates the role of structural violence in creating adverse...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Organizations conducting research on and proposing policy solutions to structural inequalities in maternal and child care often fail to integrate the perspectives of the people being studied into their work. This report explores reasons to include the perspectives of research subjects...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Title V MCH Services Block Grant programs provide funding for three categories of essential services--direct, enabling, and public health services--but requires funded programs to be "family-centered, community-based and culturally competent." This report examines the methodologies...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute, New America
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
Home health care workers are being underpaid for their work caring for vulnerable persons across the United States. This report calculates the gap between current pay levels land just-wage-for-work-performed for home health care workers in every American state, and introduces state-specific...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year -
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Health, Housing, Public Safety
Energy codes help manage conditions that can affect building integrity and occupant health such as moisture, temperature, and indoor air quality. This infographic highlights the ways in which adherence to energy codes ensures safe and healthy occupants, on top of mitigating climate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Cannabis is becoming increasingly legalized in states across the nation. With legalization comes policy concerns regarding the impacts of cannabis consumption on maternal and child health (MCH). This report discusses the current policy landscape, the research conducted on cannabis...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level Other, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 allocated $1.9 trillion rescue funds to help the nation overcome the post-pandemic devastation. The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs produced this report to illustrate the ways in which they have utilized the funding provided by...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, National, State
State(s) All States
Source Eno Center for Transportation
Policy Areas Health, Transportation & Mobility
This paper outlines the ways in which transportation, health, and healthcare are interrelated. In particular, it describes how a lack of access to transportation can cause poor health outcomes and high healthcare costs. To mitigate this challenge, this report calls on public agencies...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Oregon
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Following the release of the March of Dimes annual report on progress to improve the health of moms and babies, the only state to receive an "A" was Oregon. This report studies the approach taken by Oregon to address racial and systemic inequality preventing better maternal, prenatal,...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development
This report is intended to aid local leaders as they attempt to repair relationships with Indigenous populations. In particular, it educates municipal officials on the history of harm and erasure committed against Indigenous Peoples and informs them of the challenges currently facing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Health, Housing
Veterans tend to be older and more likely to have a disability than non-veterans. Thus, they are susceptible to preventable slips, falls, and other injuries related to mobility, which are costly and consume limited time and resources from first responders. To protect the safety and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Health, Housing
This communications guide provides customizable messaging for healthy housing policies based on city's priority issues, decision-making structure and specific policy goals. It is for anyone working to build support for healthy housing within city government, among key stakeholders...

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