Eds, Meds, and the Feds
The federal government has a long history of supporting the work of anchor institutions—entities, including universities and hospitals, that control vast economic, human, and intellectual resources. It has a vested interest in exploring strategies that harness anchors’ power to increase community revitalization and economic growth. Read more →
The Facts on Immigration Today
Everything you need to know about our foreign-born population, their impact on the economy, current immigration policy, and the voting power of new Americans.
Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services for All
While women have access to family planning services at a multitude of health care facilities—and while a wide spectrum of funding sources covers contraceptives and those services—we are not doing enough to ensure access for all women.
Religion and Values
Education that Empowers
Pope Francis teaches that education is a tool for developing individuals, communities, and the world in service of compassion and fairness, suggesting that a commitment to quality, accessible education for all is a crucial element of building a more just world.
Race and Ethnicity
U.S. Ebola Hysteria Is the Wrong Response to the Epidemic
Irrational fears about the Ebola virus are leading to discrimination and ostracism of Africans in the United States.
In Texas, No Justice for Injured Patients
Video This new video from Legal Progress documents the damaging effects of Texas’ 2003 tort reform legislation, which makes it virtually impossible for emergency room patients to hold hospitals accountable for medical malpractice.
The Unequal Mortgage Market Is No Coincidence
The housing industry and Congress need to address the massive disparities that persist in the housing market and the economy based on the color of one’s skin.
Sisi’s First 100 Days
Issue Brief Egypt, the region’s largest country, continues to face a long list of challenges on the economic, security, and political fronts.
Guns and Crime
9 Things to Know About Gun Violence in Washington State
Issue Brief There are many facets of gun violence in Washington state that stand out as exception, unusual, or above the national average, and the state can do more to prevent gun deaths and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
The War Chest
Report As the war in Afghanistan draws down, it’s time to wind down the war chest.
A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets
Report Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.
Ensuring Access to Sexually Transmitted Infection Care for All
Issue Brief Increased funding and a wide variety of health care facilities and providers that can prevent, detect, and treat sexually transmitted infections are keys to reducing this underappreciated public health problem.
Testing Overload in America’s Schools
Report States and school districts are far from the goal of better, fairer, and fewer tests.
Next-Generation Accountability Systems
Report States are moving beyond No Child Left Behind-era accountability to start building their own next-generation accountability systems.
Aligning and Investing in Infant and Toddler Programs
Report Investments in infants and toddlers—the most racially and ethnically diverse group in U.S. history—are a down payment on a brighter future for us all.