University of Wisconsin–Madison

ProGov21 Policy Library

Policy Area
Policy Area Scrollable Checkbox List
Material Type
Material Type Scrollable Checkbox List
Level
Level Scrollable Checkbox List
State
State Scrollable Checkbox List
Source
Source Scrollable Checkbox List
Year
Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Many schools are surrounded by fast food restaurants, which provide students with easy access to unhealthy foods and undermine schools' efforts to offer nutritious meals. Prohibiting fast food restaurants from locating near schools is one strategy to help reduce childhood obesity...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State
State(s) All States
Source The Pew Charitable Trusts
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Millions of Americans have one or more forms of mental illness. These conditions have wide-ranging health, economic, and social consequences. For example, mental illness is a major factor in homelessness and incarceration. And serious mental illness - defined as a mental, behavioral,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Public Safety
This brief discusses the 2018 mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, where the perpetrator killed 11 people and wounded six others. It outlines the preparedness of the City prior to the incident; the immediate actions taken by the City in response to the shooting; and further...

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 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Extensive research has shown that LGBTQ people in the United States experience poverty at higher rates compared to cisgender heterosexual people. Among LGBTQ adults, transgender people and cisgender bisexual women experience the highest rates of economic insecurity. Through interviews...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Health, Data & Technology
Bossware refers to systems that closely monitor and actively manage workers’ activities and performance. In particular, modern worker monitoring technologies (i.e. sensors and cameras that track workers’ physical movements, handheld scanners scanners that track each item a warehouse...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Colorado
Source City and County of Denver
Policy Areas Public Safety
The Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) Program deploys Emergency Response Teams that include Emergency Medical Technicians and Behavioral Health Clinicians to engage individuals experiencing crises related to mental health issues, poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse. This...

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 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 Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source City of New York
Policy Areas Public Safety
This local law formally establishes an Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) to address gun violence and public safety, using an approach that considers socioeconomic and public health factors and seeks to address the root causes of violence. It also delegates the responsibility of...

Type Ordinance
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source City of Eugene
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety
This contract authorizes an agreement between the City of Eugene, OR and the White Bird Clinic, Inc. to administer Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) on behalf of the City. Provisions in this contract also require CAHOOTS to provide 24-hour service for the community....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Welcoming America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education, Health, Housing
This report outlines recommendations for community leaders looking to create a welcoming and equitable environment for Afghan refugees. Suggestions include creating a multi-sector response group to help refugees access housing, employment, health care, and other essential services;...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, School District, State
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Education, Public Safety
Zero-tolerance policies and the proliferation of law enforcement officers in schools have funneled many students into the criminal legal system. This brief outlines steps school districts, cities, and states can take to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. Recommendations include...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Vera Institute of Justice
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
The report examines the state of intervention practices for individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system and the limitations of current practice. It calls for new approaches focused on prevention, early intervention, comprehensive care, and recovery-oriented practice...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Public Safety
In response to nationwide calls for police reform, this report analyzes how the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) has altered their practices and conduct. It also compares the MPD to peer cities with regard to key protocols, practices, and policies. The reforms highlighted focus on...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level National
State(s) All States
Source National Alliance on Mental Illness
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families
This infographic outlines statistics on adolescent mental illness....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
Transgender people overall experience high levels of discrimination in every area of life, as well as high levels of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, negative interactions with police, incarceration, and violent victimization. As a result, many transgender people participate in...

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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Health
More state investment is needed formental health- by analysing the budget of departments of mental health and addiction services, of education and of medicaid, the author recommends the state put more investments and resources to improve the treatment on residents struggling with...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
A child's health is a key predictor for his or her future success and well-being. Unfortunately, far too many children face barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential because of where they live, learn and play. The inequitable distribution of social, economic and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Urban Habitat
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The physical landscapes of places and the sociocultural context in which people live and build communities have direct and indirect effects on mental wellness. This report looks at how factors related to the built environment, such as exclusionary land use practices, green spaces,...

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
State(s) All States
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Safety
The first 24 hours after a mass shooting requires an immediate and effective response from local officials. This report outlines steps mayors and city managers can take to minimize harm and save lives in the event of a mass shooting and links to additional resources as needed. It...

Displaying 25 of 47 records.

Remove Entry

Are you sure you want to remove this?

There was an error communicating with the server.

Please try again later.

There was an error while saving your data.

Please try again later.

Error

Please try again later.

Update Page Content

You are leaving the page

Please make sure you saved all of the modules to avoid losing any data.