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Community Advocates' leadership created the Public Policy Institute in 2008 to address the root causes of poverty through policy advocacy and community collaboration on economic and public health issues.


  • To keep our community partners up to date on the rapidly evolving coronavirus public health emergency, we've collected resources on its health, mental heath, and economic impact.

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Community Advocates Public Policy Institute believes Congress must act quickly to address Earned Income Payment flaws, completing the work of the CARES Act and laying a strong foundation for additional stimulus payments.

We joined with partnering organizations to write to Wisconsin's Congressional delegation about need to pass another relief package that addresses effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated health and economic crises on struggling Wisconsinites.

Coping with the stress and strains of life during a pandemic while also dealing with social unrest brought on by racist police brutality are contributing to more substance abuse, according to public health experts. It doesn’t help that a powerful synthetic opioid is showing up in Wisconsin, too.