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Year 2022
Level State
State(s) All States, Arkansas
Source Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families
Policy Areas Health
This report provides an overview of the issues affecting Black women's health, including systemic racism, discrimination, and implicit bias within the health care system. It offers the following recommendations: create policies with an intentional racial equity lens, expand Medicaid...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Women's Law Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
Millions of low-income women fall into a coverage gap of insurance. The Affordable care Act extended health coverage, but women still have less access to health care. Uninsured women have limited use of preventive services. The state should close the gap to support women access to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development
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 such data is available. Based on a similar index created by the CA Budget & Policy Center, the RI Index encompasses five “dimensions”-...
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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
This policy brief examines the problem of inaccessible abortion and outlines local policy solutions to address it, including providing local funding of abortion, creating a supportive culture for women's reproductive health decisions, ensuring access to unbiased information, and passing...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
For many women, the decision when and if to become a parent is one of the biggest choices they make. For decades, many on the far-right have sought to demonize women who seek abortions, defund providers who perform this vital, legal health care service, and criticize elected officials...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report reviews the findings of a survey on initiatives and best practices that advance women conducted with 22 of the largest non-profit and for-profit businesses in Rhode Island. The report and survey also examine obstacles or other challenges to advancing women into leadership....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State, Country
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 -
Level City or Town, County, State, Country
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Asset Funders Network’s latest report, reveals the current economic reality for millennial women and the primary drivers contributing to their wealth inequities. This is the second in a series of publications that builds off AFN’s 2015 publication, Women & Wealth, exploring how the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Children & Families
Economic insecurity is the root of many of the problems women and girls face in Rhode Island. Federal and state governments can help promote women’s economic security by implementing policies that promote equality and adequate earnings in the workplace and investing in programs that...

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 -
Level City or Town, County, State, Country
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Nationwide, households are increasingly reliant on women’s earnings—in 2015, nearly two out of three mothers in the U.S. were their family’s sole, primary, or co-breadwinners, contributing at least 25% of household income. The increasing relevance of women to the long-term financial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State, Country
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This publication is the first in a series of briefs that build on Asset Funders Network’s 2015 publication, Women & Wealth, to explore how the gender wealth gap impacts women, particularly low-income women and women of color, throughout their life cycle, and provides responsive strategies...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This infographic presents a snapshot of Women of Color in Rhode Island and the disparities they face, including lower levels of education and higher rates of poverty. This infographic reports that Women of Color are concentrated in industries like health care, social assistance,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State, Country
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report aims to inform a national discussion about the women’s wealth gap, and to catalyze movement towards policy and practical solutions that build wealth for low-income women and women of color. The report begins with an overview of what wealth is and why it matters; it summarizes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education, Children & Families
This infographic highlights data of working women in Rhode Island and presents policy recommendations in response to the issues facing Rhode Island women. The data looks at labor force participation, part-time workers, median wages, and the relationship between educational attainment...

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 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
This report evaluates the distinct challenges of the U.S. retirement system centered on Social Security in an era of decreased pension coverage. The study inparticular focus on the issues facing baby boomer women. The study proposes state and local soluations to these issues....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report examines the state of Women in Rhode Island. Education is important for women's career success. Women consistently earn less than men because they often work in lower earning jobs. Women's unemployment rate becomes lower recently but the poverty rate remains high, especially...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Health
The report investigates the state of MA's healthcare reforms. Health reforms in the state has leds to increases in health insurance coverage rates and health outcomes....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Women's Law Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Women of color are severely underrepresented in construction jobs and apprenticeships. More participation in high-wage and high-skill construction jobs is important to their economic security. It also shows the growth of construction. The policymakers should support women to overcome...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Women's Law Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report documents the issues face by women in the the low-wage workforce. Women make up large portion of the low-wage workforce. Given their low-wages women need to work year around with a high work load. Women with college degrees, age over 50, and from minority group are more...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Faith in Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Health, Transportation & Mobility, Education
In order to improve the health of Americans, policymakers must expand the focus around health to include the socioeconomic and environmental factors that affect an individual’s and a community’s health. This report addresses the factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and community;...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
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 -
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....

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