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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 2017
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Health
Health disparities are influenced by many issues and cannot be solved by solutions implemented by a single sector. Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a public health framework that integrates public health into all areas of government by routinizing collaboration across government agencies...

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 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 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Community Development, Health, Finance & Procurement
Water privatization has often proven to be harmful to communities, workers, and the environment, and should not be relied on to help municipalities. While many water systems need improvements, corporate control does not provide a solution to provide long-term sustainability, regulatory...

Type Model Law
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Americans For Nonsmokers's Rights
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This model ordinance prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places, enclosed places of employment, private clubs, and enclosed residential facilities. The ordinance also prohibits smoking in outdoor public places such as arenas, stadiums, and amphitheaters and restricts smoking...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Health
A sizable portion of the US population lacks continuous access to safe sources of water, undermining their dignity, health, living standards, and even family rights. Service providers and governments at the local, state and national levels must take immediate steps to address the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Both gender and racial wealth gaps caused by policies and practices leave women of color without financial reserves to weather a job loss or economic crisis. CWWG’s critical report reviews the recent federal coronavirus relief packages and assesses the benefits, shortcomings, and...

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 Data & Technology, Economic Justice, Health
In 2020, the Forces of Change survey was conducted to identify infrastructure challenges among local health departments (LHDs) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The data highlights the capacity, preparedness, and activities of LHDs in the first year of the pandemic, including trends...

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 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Health, Community Development, Public Spaces
We've done a great job developing technology and labor saving machines, which unfortunately has produced a population that is disconnected from nature and sedentary. Our fondness of sitting is reflected in growing rates of obesity, diabetes, and chronic pain. One of the best things...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The New School
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
While local zoning codes and land use policies historically have been tools for segregating people and concentrating pollution in low-income communities and communities of color, community-based advocacy can transform these same tools into means for addressing cumulative burdens borne...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Health
Strong advocacy is needed to build capacity and enable local health departments to lead their communities in responding to COVID-19 and other public health challenges. This toolkit guides advocates in lobbying elected representatives by outlining how to schedule a meeting with a member...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source PlaceMakers
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This collaborative document outlines various pandemic responses to support public health and economic recovery today. In addition to this, the document outlines the categories, methods, key points, and examples for each pandemic response....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Health
This guide offers tips to local mosquito control programs so they can be better prepared for outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease. In particular, it provides information on establishing baseline activities and enhancing the building blocks of a comprehensive mosquito control program:...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Public Safety, Health
Incarceration puts both incarcerated people and corrections staff at risk of contracting COVID-19. A wide array of criminal justice stakeholders have come together to call for a public health-oriented approach to the COVID-19 crisis. The key recommendations include releasing incarcerated...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State
State(s) -
Source Journal of Science Policy & Governance
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The report outlines the current air pollution and transportation issue in Washington, D.C. which looks to reduce the use of cars and their impact on air pollution and smog in the city. The concentration of air pollutants in DC makes it a top 20 city with the highest smog in the United...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Americans For Nonsmokers's Rights
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Health
This report serves as a resource for developing smoke-free workplace laws and is a companion piece to the Prohibition of Smoking in all Workplaces and Public Places model ordinance. The report provides recommendations for developing, drafting, and implementing a smoke-free workplace...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Health, Transportation & Mobility
Public spaces are crucial to a community’s collective well-being. Although public spaces are intended to be equally accessible, young people, particularly low-income BIPOC, are made to feel unwelcome or excluded in many public spaces by the built environment, police, and other users....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Health
NACCHO's mission is to improve the health of communities by strengthening and advocating for local health departments. This report outlines NACCHO's legislative priorities for 2022, including supporting the public health workforce, improving access to federal public health funding,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) New York
Source New York Law Journal
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Health
In 2018, New York State enacted a Drug Take Back Act in response to environmental and public health concerns about improper disposal of unused drugs. Another enactment gave the Department of Health greater discretion in enforcement actions against landlords that do not take adequate...

Type Ordinance
Year 1988
Level City or Town
State(s) Maine
Source Town Of Jay City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Health
The Jay Environmental Control and Improvement Ordinance is a comprehensive regulatory plan to protect and enhance the public health and environment of the Town of Jay and to prevent threats to health and the environment posed by the discharge of pollutants to air, water and land....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This report evaluates the impact of various California County programs which exteneded public healthcare to undocumented immigrants....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Colorado
Source Journal of Science Policy & Governance
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Public Safety, Health
This paper highlights the state of Colorado and the exponential growth of fracking in the state over the last two decades. The growth of fracking has benefitted the economy of the state and employs hundreds of thousands of residents, but fracking presents serious environmental and...

Type Executive Order
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Housing, Health
An executive order directing City departments to further extend their actions to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to mitigate the impact of the public health emergency on the people of Seattle....

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