An Overview of Pew’s Federal Policy Work

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An Overview of Pew’s Federal Policy Work

The Pew Charitable Trusts is a reliable source of expertise and nonpartisan research on a wide range of national issues. For more than 70 years, Pew’s data-driven research and analysis have helped bring lawmakers together to tackle varied pressing policy challenges. Below are some of Pew's areas of expertise that may be relevant to your work.

Conservation, mitigation, and adaptation in the United States

Pew crafts science-based, nonpartisan, innovative solutions to protect our nation’s vital coastal waters and habitats and public lands and rivers. Pew works with partners to advance measures that help people, nature, and communities adapt and thrive. In addition, Pew has a long history in the energy and climate space, and the organization is beginning new work focused on energy modernization policies for power and transportation.

For more information, contact Geoff Brown at [email protected].

Housing, labor, and education

Pew studies ways to increase retirement savings, reduce the impact of harmful financial products such as payday loans, lessen risks associated with alternative home financing arrangements, and improve student loan financing and management. Pew aims to ensure that all Americans have access to a safe, affordable consumer financial marketplace.

For more information, contact Kelly Horton at [email protected].

Infrastructure and broadband expansion

Pew aims to mitigate the effects of increasingly frequent and destructive natural disasters by boosting investment in mitigation, ensuring that infrastructure is flood-ready, and promoting clean energy resilience. Pew also works with state and federal policymakers, researchers, and other partners to accelerate the nation’s progress toward universal and affordable high-speed internet service—which includes building, linking, and maintaining the infrastructure required to provide broadband connections.

For more information, contact Chris Heck at [email protected].

Public and behavioral health

Over the years, Pew has worked on many different health policy challenges, from addressing antibiotic resistance to improving substance use prevention and treatment to supporting biomedical research. In addition, Pew has expanded its health research to examine how to reduce the risk of suicide, identify strategies to decrease the number of people in jails with a mental health condition, and explore how to use public health data to advance Americans’ well-being.

For more information, contact Kyle Kinner at [email protected].

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Land Conservation

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In many ways, the loss of natural spaces and species defines this century. Today, only a small fraction of the Earth’s terrain remains as wilderness or old-growth forests. Pew’s land conservation work spans the United States, Canada, Chile, and Australia and seeks to safeguard public land for future generations.

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Ocean Conservation

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Life on Earth depends heavily on its magnificent and complex ocean ecosystems. But the seas are suffering from overfishing, loss of key habitat—such as coral reefs—and the depletion of important species from sharks to small fish that are the basis for the entire food web.

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Health Care

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Rising health care costs concern many Americans, from patients and consumers to doctors and hospital executives, elected leaders, and other policymakers. Several factors can worsen medical inflation in unseen and surprising ways.

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U.S. Policy

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Federal laws and regulations affect the lives of every American. Pew’s national policy agenda has included work to improve the safety of food, drugs, and medical devices; address the challenge of antibiotic resistance; foster a robust dialogue on economic mobility; and provide consumers with better information about financial products.