Each year the Public Policy Institute welcomes interns to work with us and learn how to be advocates for healthy change. This summer, we’ve been lucky to have three outstanding interns working on opioid policy, tobacco disparities, and fund development. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll achieve next.
The Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MCSAP) is launching our second “Let’s Be Blunt” contest”, designed to give Milwaukee youth a voice in developing messaging on how to talk to their peers about marijuana use.
The Brookings Institute recently released a paper titled “Income Inequality, Social Mobility, and the Decision to Drop Out Of High School,” a study of whether there is a causal relationship between low social mobility rates and high levels of income inequality. Policies that only try to address the symptoms of poverty—in this case higher dropout rates—are bandages for a grave condition requiring much more care.
The Children’s Defense Fund released a groundbreaking report, End Child Poverty Now, using analysis by the Urban Institute which is highly informed by the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute’s policy package created by our Pathways to Ending Poverty Project
Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed nonpartisan journal of health policy research, has published PPI’s research analysis of why Dane County’s exchange premiums are so much cheaper than the rest of Wisconsin.