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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Health
This report examines the basic expenses Ohio families face, to better understand why so many Ohioans cannot afford to purchase insurance or pay their growing portion of costs for premiums, co-pays, costsharing, deductibles and prescriptions....
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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
Polling conducted in advance of the 2018 legislative session in key battleground states showed broad support among likely voters for policies that provide working families with economic security. In particular, the polling found high levels of support for expanded healthcare coverage...

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 Ordinance
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Boston City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Health
While covering transition-related surgeries can improve the health of transgender people and save money in the long run, refusing to cover transition-related care also costs lives. Thus, this ordinance prohibits the City of Boston from contracting with any health insurance company...

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 2015
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
For undocumented immigrants, the explicit denial of coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has kept many without access to preventive services and basic health care. Although ACA enrollment in California has far outpaced any other state, over one million undocumented immigrants...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Public Safety, Health
This report calls for national leadership and healthcare sector collaboration to create production capacity for American-sourced and manufactured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the many vulnerabilities in global supply chains which...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
The report evaluating census data finds that LA County has some of the highest rates of income inequality and residents without health insurance....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Food
The loss of local control due to state or federal "preemption" is a national trend and, as illustrated by these quotes, of great concern to local policymakers and advocates regardless of partisan affiliations. Use these as a resource to develop messaging appropriate for your audience....

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 had enacted of the last ecade. This includes increase labor protections, enhanced union rights, local earned income tax credit, and a universal health access program....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Outdated workplace policies have failed to keep pace with the demands on today's workforce, limiting our economic growth....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Housing, Public Safety
According to San Jose's Mayor Sam Liccardo, "We are a city of immigrants; this is a critical thread to our DNA. It is our secret sauce. If we are going to compete in a global marketplace, we need to all be working together." As of 2014, more than 38% of San Jose's population are immigrants....

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. Health career pipeline programs should be designed to increase opportunities for people...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement, Education, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
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 Mayors Innovation Project
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 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
Communities across America are at a crossroad: to welcome and integrate new residents and help them on a path to citizenship, or to allow old stereotypes, fears and preconceptions to hinder future success. In a community where immigrants are welcomed they receive mutual respect and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families, Food, Environment & Natural Resources
Coordinated messaging from industry lobbyists and state legislators who support preemption is similar or identical across issues and states. This document lays out a number of predictable pro-preemption statements or messages, followed by accurate messages you can use to refute them,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families
The first three years of life are the most sensitive for a child’s developing brain and body. Exposure to chronic stressors during these years can lead to physical, cognitive, and emotional health problems in the future that can be costly for families and society to navigate. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Health, Children & Families
The Rhode Island Women’s Well-Being Index provides a comprehensive, composite measure of how women are faring, broken down by city/town and county where data is available. The data and indicators used are a compilation of each dimension's policy briefs and show the latest statewide...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Coalition Of Urban Serving Universities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement, Education, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
In the past quarter century, universities have committed themselves to greater engagement in their communities. They are increasingly seen as "anchor" institutions - whose physical presence is integral to the social, cultural, and economic wellbeing of the community. Urban-based universities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
More than 40 million Americans still do not have access to paid sick time, and these numbers are concentrated among the lowest-wage workers - 80 percent of whom lack access. The health impacts on employees and on the workplace can be jarring; those without paid sick days are 1.5 times...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) was a momentous piece of federal legislation that secured the right of working Americans to take up to 12 unpaid weeks off of work for the birth of their child, to care for their newborn, to care for a loved one with a serious illness,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
An ordinance amending Sections 10.37.1,10.37.2,10.37.3 and adding a new subsection (d) to Section 10.37.11 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code to provide certain covered airport workers with an increased health benefit payment and to additionally index such health benefit payment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Health, Education, Housing, Public Safety, Environment & Natural Resources
The opioid crisis is ravaging communities across the nation and tearing families apart. The crisis has reached epidemic proportions with an estimated 2.6 million experiencing opioid drug abuse. The epidemic has had a detrimental impact in all parts of the country, claiming tens of...

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