States have a variety of policy options to reduce their prescription drug spending without jeopardizing the health of patients.
City and state policymakers across ideological divides can help raise standards for workers and boost sustainable economic growth by supporting employee ownership and broad-based profit-sharing.
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released new analyses of racial disparities in infant health outcomes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. While the United States ranks 55th internationally on infant mortality, it spends 20 times more per capita than countries such as Serbia, which has a comparable rate. While the national rate is in...
This interactive allows users to see states' progress toward implementing policies to improve maternal and infant mortality and eliminate racial disparities in health across three domains: healthy families, economic and work supports, and infant health outcomes.
This interactive allows users to view the most recent available data on infant health outcomes across states and compare demographic groups to see how outcomes differ by race and ethnicity.
By developing policies for workers’ boards—governmental bodies that bring together representatives of workers, employers, and the public—state and local policymakers can raise minimum wage rates, benefits, and workplace standards across entire occupations, sectors, and industries.
Workers’ boards—also known as wage boards or industry committees—set minimum wage rates, benefits, and workplace standards for an entire occupation, sector, or industry. Boards can raise wages for both low- and middle-income workers, and they are particularly helpful in industries where traditional collective bargaining is difficult.
This report serves as a guide for state and local government officials and advocates interested in developing workers’ board policies.
Working mothers are important drivers of three essential industries—elementary and secondary education, hospitals, and food services—yet cannot afford child care for their own children.
The Trump administration says they’re cutting red tape. But in reality, they’re about to contribute to dirtier air and water—and silencing of the public.
Governors and legislators across the country are taking much-needed steps to support families by investing in child care, preschool, and home visiting.
While gun violence is a uniquely American problem, the specific impact varies widely from state to state.
New estimates show that recent efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act could leave millions of women and girls with preexisting conditions at risk of being charged more or denied coverage for individual insurance.
Public sector training partnerships raise standards for workers and taxpayers—and they strengthen unions at the same time.
These fact sheets outline the current state of early learning and opportunities for improvement in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.