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EquityNewOrleans is a citywide initiative of the Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana, EquityNewOrleans assessed the role of equity in City government using a data-driven process that prioritizes stakeholder engagement. The results inform the development of future strategies and decision-making within City government.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we approach job quality, and created a new context for how employers and workers dramatically conceptualize and pursue quality employment. COVID-19 mean that strengthening job quality is more important than ever—both in the short-term to support worker relief and safety, and in the long term to build a more inclusive economy. This special document has been developed to help practitioners respond in the short-term and have begun gathering tools and resources developed by a range of organizations in response to the crisis. Content is organized in four areas: worker health and safety, financial and other supports for workers, policy and workers’ rights, and monitoring and supporting businesses.
Americans are becoming increasingly overweight and obese. During the past four decades, the obesity rate for children ages 6 to 11 has more than quadrupled, and more than tripled for adolescents. The negative consequences of obesity, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, make it a major public health problem. Approximately $79 billion is spent each year for over-weight and obesity, with about one-half of these costs paid by Medicare and Medicaid.
This policy brieft evaluates the economic benefits for each county in California due to the state's expansion of Medicaid to low-income adults are were not currently eligible for Medi-Cal coverage. They find it will not only impove health outcomes but will provide an economic boost to the state in a large variety of industries.
This report outlines LAANE progressive vision for LA in the 21st Century advocating for addressing inequality through increasing wages, increasing employment enforcement, ensure responsible government contracting, expanded education and training, affordable housing, and affordable health insurance.
Health Impact Assessment of Measure JJJ, Build Better L.A. ballot initiative on affordable housing inclusionary zoning and labor standards for the city of Los Angeles. Includes analysis of potential impacts of transit-oriented communities overlay and value capture policies.
Health care is a top concern for many American families - and for good reason. Health care spending in the United States accounts for 17.9 percent of the nation's GDP, and medical bills are the number one reason for American bankruptcies. Prescription drug prices are a huge factor in those costs - in recent years, pharmaceutical companies and pharmacy benefi managers (PBMs) have rapidly increased prices. Additionally, new drugs have reached the market with price tags that easily exceed most Americans' annual income. Americans spent approximately $323 billion on prescription medicines in 2016, with some estimates of spending reaching over $400 billion by 2021. Fortunately, there are many policy options for states to address prescription drug prices.
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.
The impetus for this guide and the work it reflects originated with the establishment of USDA's "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" (KYF2) Initiative. Launched in 2009, the mission of KYF2 is to strengthen the critical connection between farmers and consumers and support local and regional food systems. As such, it is closely aligned with the broader mission of USDA to support agriculture, rural development, and healthy nutrition. While there is no office, staff, or budget dedicated to KYF2, Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan chairs a task force of USDA employees representing every agency within the Department in order to break down bureaucratic silos, develop commonsense solutions for communities and farmers, and foster new partnerships inside USDA and across the country.
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.