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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 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 2004
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Americans For Nonsmokers's Rights
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Health
This report serves as a resource for developing smoke-free indoor air laws and is a companion piece to the Prohibition of Smoking in all Workplaces and Public Places model ordinance. The report outlines common errors to avoid while developing and drafting an ordinance that prohibits...

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 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 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 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 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 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 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Tellus Institute
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice
This report evaluates the positive impacts of implementing a bold national recycling and composting strategy across federal, state, and local governments. Its recommendations of energy, resource, and waste management would allow for significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Public Safety, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The effects of COVID-19 pose serious challenges for safe and reliable transit service. This report summarizes current epidemiological knowledge about COVID-19 and transit, and explores how city dwellers feel about utilizing public transportation again. Using this information, the...

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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 2014
Level State
State(s) New York
Source New York Law Journal
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This annual survey describes new environmental laws that were signed into law in 2010 in New York, as well as two executive orders issued by Governor David A. Paterson and important new regulations from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation concerning endangered...

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 2022
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Health
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Milwaukee County created the Unified Emergency Operations Center (UEOC), a temporary oversight board with the goal of coordinating the pandemic response among 11 municipal public health departments with the county. Considering UEOC's success,...

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 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Source Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement, Public Safety
Municipalities can collaborate through shared service agreements to solve existing problems or improve the quality of existing services available to residents. This guide outlines best practices for implementing shared service agreements and highlights effective case studies from...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Local transit systems face a series of challenges, including aging infrastructure, decreasing public transportation usage, increasing congestion, unsafe streets for pedestrians and bikers, COVID-19 transmission on public transit, and the excessive release of carbon emissions. To address...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, School District
State(s) All States
Source Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Policy Areas Education, Health
This fact sheet outlines actions necessary to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in schools. Recommendations include upgrading HVAC systems, performing daily air flushes, maintaining proper relative humidity levels, conducting retro-commissioning, and more....

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