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Lessons in Rapid Response: What Funders Can Learn from the Unaccompanied Children Humanitarian Situation

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05/2017
This brief provides an overview of the philanthropic response and documents best practices and lessons learned that can inform current and future efforts to address the needs of immigrants and refugees in California and across the nation.

"I Can Take Care of Myself!" Patients' Refusals of Home Health Care Services

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05/2017
When patients who have been discharged from inpatient care refuse home health care services, they may experience higher rates of readmission to the hospital and a lower quality of life. This issue is not well studied or understood, and in December 2016 UHF’s Families and Health Care Project and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation sponsored a roundtable examining it. This report summarizes the discussion and findings of that roundtable.
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Undergraduate Financial Aid in the United States

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05/2017
The Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences released a new publication: "Undergraduate Financial Aid in the United States," authored by Judith Scott-Clayton, associate professor of economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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Adrift in NYC: Family Homelessness and the Struggle to Stay Together

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05/2017
As family homelessness in New York City continues to climb and the City fights to open 90 new shelters, a new report by the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School offers insight into how family shelters are missing opportunities to avert a hidden but common catastrophe of homelessness: families breaking apart.
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The 2015 Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations.

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05/2017
The 2015 Tracking Report (2017) explores the scope and character of foundation funding for LGBTQ issues in the calendar year 2015. The report analyzes 5,267 grants from 334 foundations, making it the most comprehensive assessment of LGBTQ funding available.
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Networks at the Nexus: Revisiting New York State’s Provider Network Standards and Protections

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05/2017
Hundreds of thousands more New Yorkers have joined insurance plans since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, and health plans are increasingly trying to control costs by offering narrow networks of health care providers. Networks at the Nexus examines consumer protections and network adequacy standards in New York and recommends a series of steps the state could take to ensure transparency and access on this issue of critical importance to health insurance consumers.
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The Price of Prisons: Examining State Spending Trends, 2010 - 2015

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05/2017
Bipartisan-led sentencing reform since the 2008 recession has begun to turn the tide on mass incarceration, and today there are five percent fewer people incarcerated in state prisons than in 2009. Reform is often driven in part by fiscal pressures and, accordingly, budget savings are often an assumed byproduct of downsizing prisons. But while this sometimes happens, it is by no means always the case, according to a new report and accompanying interactive data tool from the Vera Institute of Justice.
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Creative Places and Businesses: Catalyzing Growth in Communities

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04/2017
A new report looks at investable opportunities in the Creative Economy with the potential to stabilize threatened communities and benefit regions looking to attract and develop quality jobs. This report suggests that impact investment can be used to shape a Creative Economy that is inclusive, equitable and sustainable.
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Young Latinas and Feminine Norms

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04/2017
This report, prepared in partnership with Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) and Frontlines Solutions, will help funders understand what gender norms are, how they impact young Latinas, and how to adopt an intersectional approach that connects race, class, and gender to increase the social return on their philanthropic investment.
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Analysis: Thirty-four States Enacted 79 Laws Affecting Policing from 2015-2016

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04/2017
The report reveals that there has been a significant uptick in states’ actions around policing, including clarifying and improving policies around use-of-force and misconduct cases and improving tracking of police operations around the use of body-worn cameras in order to both protect the public and police officers.
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