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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Education, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
This report examines the economic power of anchor institutions in addressing economic disparities and creating opportunities for low-income residents. Anchor institutions are influential organizations, such as universities and hospitals, deeply embedded in local communities. The report...

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 2013
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States, California
Source University of California Berkeley
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Increasing diversity in the healthcare workforce is associated with improved access for minority and underserved populations, improved patient satisfaction, and greater cultural competency in care environments. This guide highlights effective approaches for improving hiring diversity,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families
Health care is a top concern for many American families - and for good reason. Health care spending in the United States accounts for 17.9 percent of the nation's GDP, and medical bills are the number one reason for American bankruptcies. Prescription drug prices are a huge factor...

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 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 2023
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Partnership for Women and Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
his brief advocates for a national paid family and medical leave solution, emphasizing inclusivity, comprehensiveness, meaningful provisions, sustainability, and worker protection for the expansion of paid leave programs by highlighting the success of state-level paid family and medical...

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 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Health
Transgender older adults face many challenges, such as the inability to access healthcare, disproportionate experiences of violence, high rates of HIV/AIDS, employment and housing discrimination, and other physical and mental health related issues. While there are policies and programs...

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 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Harvard Kennedy School of Criminal Justice Policy and Management
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance, Health
The Administrative Records Integration for Service Excellence program (ARISE) is a government initiative in Camden, New Jersey that integrates data from agencies and service providers to gain a more holistic understanding of individuals who frequently interact with the health care...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Community Development
As the community foundation field reaches the century mark and faces growing pressure on its business model, many communities at the same time are struggling with economic distress. To meet these converging challenges, an innovative group of community foundations are beginning to...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Education, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
Anchor institutions are place-based entities such as universities and hospitals that are tied to their surroundings by mission, invested capital, or relationships to customers, employees, and vendors. These local human and economic relationships link institution well-being to that...

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 2017
Level State
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This paper focuses on gender-based oppression since it is both one of the fundamental characteristics of the current system and one that must be eliminated from any desirable alternative future system. The first section attempts to provide working definitions for key terms and a brief...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This brief presents the benefits of a Clean Trucks Program (CTP) for the San Pedro Bay port area. High-volume port trucking in this region creates costly externalities, and drivers often receive substandard pay and benefits. The brief argues that CTP would return nearly $4.2 billion...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) Connecticut
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing, Health
Connecticut’s Latinx and immigrant communities are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Make the Road Connecticut (MRCT) launched an impact survey to more fully understand key issues facing people of color and immigrants related to employment, housing, health,...

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 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Finance & Procurement
This paper evaluates the large number of progressive policies the city of San Francisco has enacted in the last decade. This includes increased labor protections, enhanced union rights, local earned income tax credits, and a universal health access program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Milken Institute
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report ranks 20 large and 20 smaller metro areas based on general factors of successful aging, including healthcare, wellness, education, financial opportunities, transportation, and community engagement. It also identifies specific areas for improvement for each of the ranked...

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...

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