State lawmakers play a major role in advancing the quality of Americans’ lives, from helping to protect the air we breathe and water we drink, to educating our children. By researching emerging topics and developing 50-state comparisons, Pew identifies innovative approaches states are using to help solve complex challenges. Pew also conducts extensive research and analysis to understand how states can better serve the public, and we work with states to develop data-driven, pragmatic solutions to issues such as children’s dental health, the growing costs of incarceration, the need for cost-effective, high-quality home visiting programs, public pensions, and making voting more accurate, convenient, and secure.
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Researchers from the State Health Care Spending Project sought to better understand the country’s substance use disorder challenges and, in particular, the states’ role in addressing them. Read More
The State Health Care Spending Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, helps policymakers better understand how much money states spend on health care, how and why that amount has changed over time, and which policies are containing costs while maintaining or improving health outcomes. Read More
Center for Community Health and Evaluation Conducts National Study On How HIAs Can Inform Planning and Policy Decisions
The Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has completed a three-year evaluation of health impact assessments (HIAs) in the United States. CCHE conducted an extensive literature review and interviews with practitioners, community stakeholders, and decision-makers to identify factors that make HIAs successful. CCHE’s... Read More