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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Massachusetts
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Health
Providing Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) during medication abortion visits can reduce the number of visits a patient is required to obtain LARC, thereby reducing barriers to access. This report describes the steps taken by the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Health
This report examines why so many Ohioans cannot afford to purchase insurance or pay premiums and other costs necessary for accessing care. Policymakers should consider a sliding scale to access healthcare, with a suggested limit of 4 percent of income for households earning between...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Health
This report underscores the failure of the Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance to increase healthcare benefits for LAX workers, and outlines how the lack of insurance has impacted workers' families. It recommends that the city invest to increase the health care differential of the living...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Health
Black women experience alarming health disparities in the United States during pregnancy and childbirth, suffering from increased rates of severe maternal morbidity, preventable maternal deaths, and mistreatment in healthcare settings. To address the crisis, the brief proposes comprehensive...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Council of State Governments
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety
This policy brief highlights the different ways call triage can be used to inform and dispatch community responders. While most jurisdictions will ultimately create multiple opportunities for calls to be triaged and directed to community responders, many will likely begin with one...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Health
This report highlights several examples of proactive state policies that were enacted to improve abortion access in the first half of 2021. This report also discusses steps states have taken to mitigate racial disparities in maternal health. Policies aim to increase public awareness...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Georgia
Source Council for a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
This report discusses the social, economic, and developmental implications of Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) challenges, and outlines strategies for Georgia lawmakers to support children struggling with mental or emotional health-related issues. The report recommends lawmakers...

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 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Education, Health
This toolkit is designed to assist organizers, and advocates, and abortion providers, looking to pass a proclamation officially recognizing March 10 as "Abortion Provider Appreciation Day." This resource features a step-by-step procedure for advocating for passing the proclamation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Community Development, Food, Public Spaces
This report explains how a "Healthy Food Zone Ordinance" can regulate the proximity of fast food restaurants and convenience stores to schools, parks, childcare centers, or other locations frequented by children. It also includes a model ordinance which prohibits fast food restaurants...

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 Article
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, National, Other Boards and Agencies, School Board, School District, State
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Health
This resource provides guidance to reproductive health and justice advocates as they engage with "earned media," or publicity obtained through unpaid means such as op-eds, news story quotes and press conferences. It discusses best practices for conducting outreach, preparing for media...

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 2019
Level State
State(s) New York
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Health
On January 22, 2019, New York enacted the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) decriminalizing and safeguarding abortion and ensuring greater access to reproductive health care. This policy brief clears up common misconceptions regarding the RHA. Contrary to misinformation circulating about...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Ohio
Source Council for a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
In 2019, the Ohio's Student Wellness and Success Fund was created to help school districts invest in the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their students. This report discusses the many ways school districts have used Student Wellness and Success funds, and outlines other...

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 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 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 Article
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Idaho
Source Oregon Public Broadcast
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Health
In response to the Roe V. Wade decision, and the subsequent banning's of abortion across the nation, including in Idaho, the Boise City Council passed a resolution stating that the city and city officials will not allocate law enforcement resources to investigating potential violations...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Council for a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Food, Health
Obesity disqualifies 31 percent of youth from military service. Ensuring that all children have consistent access to fresh and nutritious food year-round is critical for kids to grow up to be healthy and prepared for any career they choose, including the military. This report provides...

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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Health, Education
This infographic examines trends of reduced social spending and infrastructure investment in Michigan communities, using Flint and Detroit as case studies of the impacts of these austerity programs include diminished government purchasing power and a rise in extreme-child poverty...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Health
When states and cities allocate funding for abortion and other reproductive health care, they can alleviate financial and logistical barriers faced by local residents and ensure that people both within and outside of their community receive essential and time-sensitive care. This...

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