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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Screening and Counseling Services in Clinical Settings
December 6, 2019
While nearly a third of all Americans are affected by intimate partner violence — including stalking, sexual violence, physical violence, and psychological aggression — young women and women of color experience such violence at higher rates, a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds. According to the report, Intimate Partner Violence...
Women of Color: A Collective Powerhouse in the U.S. Electorate
November 30, 2019
Although the number of women of color who are eligible to vote in U.S. elections grew six times faster than the number of white women eligible to vote over the past decade, insufficient data collection, apathy on the part of lawmakers, and voter suppression efforts could undermine those gains while perpetuating racial and gender disparities, a...
Visions of the Future: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Findings
November 27, 2019
Adults, parents, and employers see today's high school students as being less prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation than earlier generations of high school students, while half of today's students themselves feel unprepared, a survey conducted by the Global Strategy Group and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation finds. Based on an...
Asphalt Art Guide: How to Reclaim City Roadways and Public Infrastructure With Art
November 24, 2019
A new guide from Bloomberg Associates, Bloomberg Philanthropies' pro bono consulting arm, shares case studies of successful art-driven street projects from around the world as well as guidance with respect to developing such projects. Designed to help city agencies, community organizations, and artists champion and implement projects that deliver...
Donor Government Funding for Family Planning in 2018
November 21, 2019
A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Center for Global Health Science & Security at Georgetown University finds that donor government funding for family planning programs totaled nearly $1.5 billion in 2018, the highest level since KFF began tracking government funding after the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. The report,...
City Fiscal Conditions 2019
November 12, 2019
Survey results and fiscal data from more than five hundred cities suggest an economic downturn may be in the offing, the 2019 edition of an annual report from the National League of Cities finds. According to City Fiscal Conditions 2019 (17 pages, PDF), the annual growth rate of spending by cities in the sample outpaced the rate of growth of...
Building a Better Workplace
November 9, 2019
Women are leaving the field of theater design and production — the most male-dominated field in the discipline — due to gender parity and equity issues, a study by researchers at Millikin University finds. Based on a survey of nearly six hundred female-identifying theater design and production practitioners, the report, Building a Better...
Impact Investing: A Short Guide for Financial Advisors
November 6, 2019
A new guide to impact investing from Calvert Impact Capital provides basic information for financial advisors — only 43 percent of whom believe it to be an important part of their practice — and explains the opportunity it represents, for advisors as well as their clients. Impact Investing: A Short Guide for Financial Advisors includes a...
Investing in Infant and Toddler Child Care to Strengthen Working Families
November 3, 2019
Greater public investment in affordable high-quality child care is needed to advance equitable access and opportunity for low-income families and families of color, a report from the Center for American Progress argues. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation, the report, Investing in Infant and...
How to Launch a Supportive Housing Pay for Success Initiative
October 28, 2019
A report from the Urban Institute offers guidance for establishing an evidence-based pay-for-success program for permanent supportive housing that combines affordable housing and wraparound services for people experiencing homelessness and/or with disabilities. How to Launch a Supportive Housing Pay for Success Initiative (18 pages, PDF)...