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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Trust for Public Land
Policy Areas Community Development, Health, Public Spaces
Parks and natural spaces promote mental, physical, and environmental wellbeing, and many parks departments are leveraging parks and recreational resources to improve health outcomes. This report outlines the benefits of preserving access to parks and green spaces and provides policy...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Health
This report evaluates health policies in 50 cities across the United States in 2019. It assigns each city a score ranging from zero to five stars based on a range of indicators related to reproductive health, rights, and justice. This report also discusses the "Model City," a realistic...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Health
This report makes recommendations for improving community benefit programs for non-profit hospitals, standardizing reimbursement rates for charity care, and implementing standards for data and reporting of community benefit activities, including expenditures. It also emphasizes the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Food, Health
This report features case studies of big cities successfully preventing and/or combating chronic disease. Strategies include improving nutrition by increasing access to healthy food and limiting sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, increasing physical activity through promoting healthy...

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 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Health
Local policy is more likely to generate lasting change if it responds to the needs and priorities of local residents and is grounded in their lived experiences. However, some state legislatures are using the legal doctrine of preemption to block local policy innovations. This report...

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 2020
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) -
Source The Aspen Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we approach job quality, and created a new context for how employers and workers dramatically conceptualize and pursue quality employment. COVID-19 mean that strengthening job quality is more important than ever—both in the short-term to support...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Arizona
Source Kaboom.org
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Economic Justice, Health, Public Spaces
To address its deficiency in parks and public green spaces, the city of Tucson established joint use agreements with the unified school district which expanded community access to 12 elementary school yards. This brief outlines the costs and legal processes associated with the agreements...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
The health and well-being of undocumented boys and men of color are vital to the future of California. State and local lawmakers must make the lived experiences of undocumented boys and men of color a focal point of health care, immigration, criminal justice, and education policiy....

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 2014
Level County
State(s) All States, California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report examines how Los Angeles County can reduce incarceration for individuals with mental illness by implementing diversion programs together with supportive housing and assertive community treatment (ACT) programs. These programs have been shown to reduce recidivism. This...

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 2008
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Project for Public Spaces
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Food, Economic Justice
Farmers' markets have grown popular in recent years, attracting millions of consumers annually, generating incomes for small and medium-sized farmers and diversification and revitalization of communities. This report provides recommendations for increasing local farmers' access to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Mississippi
Source Kaboom.org
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Economic Justice, Health, Public Spaces
Due to increasing statewide obesity rates, localities across Mississippi are exploring ways to expand access to parks and recreational facilities. The city of Hernando established joint use agreements with public schools to allow greater community access to recreational facilities...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Education
This infographic highlights the significant challenges faced by children affected by the Flint water crisis and/or enrolled in Detroit Public Schools. It examines the detrimental impact of toxic stress, economic insecurity, and social determinants of health on these children's well-being....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Afterschool Alliance
Policy Areas Food, Health
This messaging resource is a reference for those working to advance state level policy solutions and implementation of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards in out-of-school time settings. Specifically, this resource provides talking points, tips, and guidance for...

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 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 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This policy brief presents recommendations from health pipeline professionals about how to build a diverse health care workforce and support young people of color pursuing these opportunities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2006
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Trust for Public Land
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces
City parks and open space improve our physical and psychological health, strengthen our communities, and make our cities attractive places to live and work. This report examines studies on the economic, environmental, health, and social benefits of city parks and finds that many cities...

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