How did the 2018 elections at the national and state levels impact opportunities to improve the lives of children and families? The new environment provides the chance for charitable foundations to assess the policy and program landscape and look for new windows of opportunity to work strategically and collaboratively to improve the lives of children and families.
The upcoming Census faces challenges particularly harmful to young children. Census counts determine funding for many programs and supports for children and their families, so it is critical that the Census is accurate and fair, but many experts warn that young children in particular may be undercounted.
Stable environments and relationships are critical to child outcomes.
Millions of children in America live with unauthorized immigrant parents. Action – both covert and overt – against immigrants affects these families’ health, mental health, and access to education, housing, and food security. How have recent immigration policy changes affected funder strategies?
Multiple systems affect parents’ and young adults’ ability to access education and workforce training. How are funders working across these systems to offer parents and young adults the best chance of prospering?
Public health insurance provides essential benefits to low-income families, including financial stability and access to other public benefits. Recent SCHIP and Medicaid policy changes threaten to destabilize families. What are the equity implications of these policy shifts and how are funders reacting?