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Urban Indian Health Institute;
This report assesses the needs of the urban disabled and Elder AI/AN population in King County, WA by analyzing data from survey results and key-informant interviews with community members.
Taylor Policy Group;
Indian Country today bears the imprint of history—the legacy of conflict endured, of treaties made and broken, and of government promises unfulfilled. Indians living on reservations earn incomes that are fractions of what other Americans enjoy, and they carry financial, social, and cultural costs that few other American communities do. History matters—still. This is a story of just such a resurgence—the recent economic history of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. It is a story of persistence, achievement, and generosity. Most of all, it is a story of economic growth with impacts that extend to the nearby Cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend and to the Snoqualmie Valley generally.
This case study documents the journey of one organization, Green Canopy Homes – and its financingarm, Green Canopy Capital – toward more systematically thinking about, measuring, and managing itsimpact. While developing the impact thesis for its resource-efficient homes, Green Canopy applied atheory of change tool, an approach common within the social sector, to systematically map the causalpathways between its strategies and intended impact. Its rationale for adopting this approach wassimple: use it to maximize impact, and understand and minimize possible harm. The tool also effectivelypositioned Green Canopy to measure and communicate about its social and environmental performance,and to make client-centric adaptations to its business.The case study provides an illuminating example of how investors can adapt theory of change toserve their impact management needs. By demonstrating the relevance and transferability of this toolfor articulating, measuring, and managing impact, the hope is that this case study can contribute tostrengthening other investors' approaches, in turn contributing to building the evidence base for the"impact" of impact investments.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation;
As the country becomes more diverse, schools that successfully engage all families will transform learning and leadership. This executive summary captures "takeways" from partnerships forged by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to create environments where teachers, families and community members can effectively collaborate and share power.
Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED);
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans' financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 130 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well residents are faring and what states are doing to help them build and protect assets. The Scorecard enables states to benchmark their outcomes and policies against other states in five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care, and Education.
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence;
"Extreme Risk Protection Orders: An Opportunity to Save Lives in Washington" is a 2016 report from the Ed Fund that provides information and data regarding extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs), including how they work and why they are needed to save lives in Washington State.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation;
Given the impact that social factors have on health status and expenditures, and the shift toward value-based payment models that reward providers based on outcomes, health care organizations (HCO) and community-based organizations (CBO) across the country are increasingly working together to address patients' social needs. In Massachusetts, MassHealth is investing in accountable care organizations and community partners to integrate physical health, behavioral health, and long-term services and supports and also funding certain approved "flexible services" that address health-related social needs that are not otherwise covered as MassHealth benefits. Based on a review of promising HCO-CBO partnership models, this brief outlines characteristics of effective HCO-CBO partnerships and provides recommendations to guide the development of successful collaborations between health care and social service organizations.
Safe Schools Coalition (Lifelong AIDS Alliance, a 501(c)3 is our fiscal sponsor);
The Safe Schools Project was a five-year, statewide qualitative study examining the phenomenon of anti-gay harassment and violence in schools, kindergarten through grade twelve. All the incidents and patterns of harassment we analyzed occurred at school or at least partly on school property, on the way to or from school, or at a school-sponsored event, such as a field trip or a basketball game. Respondents participated in 30-45 minute interviews to help us answer such questions as: - What kinds of things happen in these incidents?- What is the nature of anti-gay harassment and violence in schools?- When and where do these acts of harassment and violence seem to happen?- Who may be targeted? Who is vulnerable? Who may be offenders?- How do youth witnesses seem to respond?- How do targeted individuals say they are affected? How do students who witness these incidents say they are affected?- Why do targets, witnesses, friends and family members sometimes choose not to report incidents to school authorities?- How do families seem to respond, when they know about the harassment?- How do school employees handle the harassment (from the perspective of students and families, as well as educators)?- How do respondents wish their principals had handled the incidents, assuming they knew what had happened? We analyzed, in the end, two completed suicides, among a total of 111 incidents of Washington State, school-based anti-gay harassment and violence:
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research;
The purpose of this study is to analyze the incidence of Total Permanent Disability (TPD)pensions in Washington State's workers' compensation program. Concerns exist at both thelegislature and in the Department of Labor and Industries as there appears to have been a sharp upturn in the number of pensions awarded since late in the 1990s. This report examines the factors that may be causally related to any upsurge in such awards. Our task is to evaluate pension incidence for both the state fund and the self-insured populations, with a view towards identifying causes of the trend in both sectors, although we concentrate more on the state fund Cclaims due to data limitations.
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research;
This article summarizes an Upjohn Institute study of the incidence of total permanent disability (TPD) pension claims in the workers' compensation system of Washington State.