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Anona Neal is a research associate for Inclusive Economy at American Progress, primarily focusing on the intersection of the economy and women’s issues. Prior to joining American Progress, Neal worked as a program facilitator with the nonprofit Girls Inc., based in greater Houston, where she focused on expanding advocacy and increasing girls’ knowledge of social justice-related issues. She graduated from Rice University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and social policy analysis.

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Challenges and Opportunities of Providing Free School Meals for All Report
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Challenges and Opportunities of Providing Free School Meals for All

The Center for American Progress’ community conversations with a Colorado school district illustrate how offering no-cost school meals is critical for students’ success and opportunities.

Allie Pearce, Anona Neal

A Collaborative Agenda for the Disability and Reproductive Justice Communities in 2023 Fact Sheet
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A Collaborative Agenda for the Disability and Reproductive Justice Communities in 2023

The Center for American Progress recently hosted a roundtable of more than 20 advocates from the reproductive and disability rights and justice communities—and has compiled the top five policy priorities important to focus on this year.

Mia Ives-Rublee, Emily DiMatteo, Amina Khalique, 3 More Kierra B. Jones, Anona Neal, Maggie Jo Buchanan

Revolutionizing the Workplace: Why Long COVID and the Increase of Disabled Workers Require a New Approach Report
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Revolutionizing the Workplace: Why Long COVID and the Increase of Disabled Workers Require a New Approach

Using new data from the U.S. Census Bureau to examine the impacts of long COVID on the labor market, this report recommends that employers, unions, and policymakers create better workplaces for disabled workers and all workers.

How To Ease the Nursing Shortage in America Report
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How To Ease the Nursing Shortage in America

The COVID-19 pandemic worsened a national shortage of registered nurses, making it increasingly urgent that policymakers invest in higher education, coordinate strategies to alleviate the pressures on the nursing workforce, and make the entire health care system more equitable and stable.

Marina Zhavoronkova, Bradley D. Custer, Anona Neal, 2 More Justin Schweitzer, Marcella Bombardieri

Fact Sheet: Easing the American Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet
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Fact Sheet: Easing the American Nursing Shortage

Major investments of federal funding and sustained coordination are needed to mitigate the impact of nursing shortages and improve the nation’s ability to improve the health care system.

Marina Zhavoronkova, Bradley D. Custer, Anona Neal, 2 More Justin Schweitzer, Marcella Bombardieri

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