An overview of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. A viable, effective, and economically sustainable solution to the problem of limited access to healthy foods, and can reduce health disparities, improve the health of families and children, create jobs, and stimulate local economic development in low-income communities.| More >
The Los Angeles Good Food Purchasing Program: Changing Local Food Systems, One School, Supplier, and Farmer at a Time
This profile highlights the Farm to Plate (F2P) Investment Program, which was designed to strategically strengthen the state’s food and farm sector and encourage the purchasing of local foods.
From San Francisco, California to Flint, Michigan, the nation is facing an escalating housing crisis. Skyrocketing rents, inadequate infrastructure and stagnant wages are some of the barriers that are preventing millions of low-income Americans and communities of color from reaching their full potential. Healthy Communities of Opportunity: An Equity Blueprint to Address America’s Housing...| More >
This issue brief describes how ensuring access to high-quality, affordable health care for all can benefit families, communities, and the economy.| More >
This issue brief describes the economic benefits of creating healthy environments for all—both through targeted strategies that improve the quality of neighborhood environments where low-income people of color live and work, and through larger-scale shifts toward a clean energy economy that does not rely on fossil fuels.
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This issue brief describes the importance of ensuring the economic inclusion of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) people.
It is one of thirteen briefs -- produced with the the Marguerite Casey Foundation -- that describe key challenges and strategies to advance equity within the issue area; provide relevant data points and research findings on the economic benefits...
This issue brief describes how building an equitable transportation system benefits families, communities, and the economy.| More >
The National Equity Atlas is a powerful online data and policy tool that helps local advocates track, measure, and make the case for equitable growth. This webinar is designed for organizations that are working to advance racial and economic equity across many policy domains.
The webinar, sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, featured a live demonstration of the Atlas, which provides 31...| More >
Take a look at a live demo of the latest data release from the National Equity Atlas! On May 23rd, the Atlas team added detailed racial/ethnic breakdowns to several of their economic opportunity indicators, including: Unemployment, Wages: Median, Wages: $15/Hour, Disconnected Youth, Educational Levels, AND Homeownership.| More >
Leaders at every level recognize that workers should be able to take time from their jobs to care for their own health or family health issues. But policymakers and practitioners need tools to make their case to colleagues and the public, and to ensure access to paid leave for all working families, especially those who need it most. New family and medical leave indicators from...| More >
Exposure to a traumatic event places a young person at risk of: a lower reading proficiency, a lower grade-point average, and more days of school absences. Throughout their lifetimes, many young students living in underserved communities will experience one or more traumatic events-putting them at risk of chronic absenteeism and lower academic proficiency. During this webinar, Sue Fothergill...| More >
Parent and community engagement is critical to achieving and sustaining Promise Neighborhoods results. Moreover, research demonstrates that children whose parents are involved in their reading and learning are more likely to have stronger academic performances and fewer absences. During this webinar, we will be joined by Marilyn Joseph (Harlem Children’s Zone), and Alysha Price and Michelle...| More >
The capacity to leverage policy advocacy and systems change is critical to scaling up and sustaining efforts to ensure that youth living in Promise Neighborhoods are healthy and connected to the necessary services and supports to prepare them for college and career success. During this webinar, Rosa Ramirez Richter (Healthy Schools Campaign) will discuss best practices to achieve healthy...| More >
On Tuesday, March 29 at 2 p.m. EST, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink hosted a webinar that lifted up strategies to utilize federal tools to build youth and family financial capability in Promise Neighborhoods. We were joined by Anamita Gall (ICF International) and Dr. Deborah Moore (Indianola Promise Community), who shared best practices for using federal tools, such as the...| More >
A robust case management system is critical to tracking progress and improving outcomes for children and their families, along the cradle-to-career continuum. During this webinar, Mary Bogle (Urban Institute), Tara Watford (Youth Policy Institute), and Karin Scott (Indianola Promise Community) shared best practices for building a case management system that is: rooted in the Results-Based...| More >
From San Francisco, California to Flint, Michigan, the nation is facing an escalating housing crisis. Skyrocketing rents, inadequate infrastructure, and stagnant wages have deep implications on both the prosperity and the health of families. With the housing market failing to serve the vast majority of Americans, PolicyLink and The Kresge Foundation partnered to develop a new equity framework...| More >