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  • A Foundation for Building Health Into Housing Policy

    Many of the nation’s most pressing public health problems, such as asthma, depression, diabetes, and obesity, are influenced by where people live, work, and play. Leading authorities including the Office of the Surgeon General, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the World Health Organization, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, have highlighted the relationship between... Read More

  • Overdraft Fees Disguised as Protection Are Actually Harmful High-Cost Credit

    With their friendly sounding names, these might appear to be products that are helpful to consumers. And, in fact, these names were appropriate more than 20 years ago when banks first started covering consumer overdrafts—infrequently and on an ad hoc basis. But that’s not the case today. Research from The Pew Charitable Trusts over the past five years demonstrates the need to reform... Read More

  • Putting Results First in State and Local Government

    With 2016 already in full swing, legislators across the country are beginning the difficult task of allocating limited taxpayer dollars to programs that will have the greatest benefit for the most people. Our organizations have worked with states for many years, and we know that determining which programs to fund—and at what level—is no easy task. Read More

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