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Imprisonment and Disenfranchisement of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Marla McDaniel, Margaret Simms, William Monson and Karina Fortuny
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
August, 2013
Availability:
This brief, part of a series on disconnected low-income men, presents selected data on low-income men’s contact with the criminal justice system.
A Demographic Snapshot of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Marla McDaniel, Margaret Simms, Karina Fortuny, and William Monson
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
August, 2013
Availability:
This brief, part of a series on disconnected low-income men, provides a geographic and demographic snapshot of low-income men who are disengaged or at high risk of disengagement from mainstream economic and social life.
Education and Employment of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Margaret Simms, Karina Fortuny, Marla McDaniel, and William Monson
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
August, 2013
Availability:
This brief, part of a series on disconnected low-income men, presents data on the educational attainment and labor force participation of low-income men who are disengaged or at high risk of disengagement from mainstream economic and social life. It focuses primarily on men without postsecondary degrees.
The Health of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Margaret Simms, Marla McDaniel, William Monson, and Karina Fortuny
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
August, 2013
Availability:
This brief, part of a series on disconnected low-income men, examines the health insurance coverage and health status of low-income men who are disengaged or at high risk of disengagement from mainstream economic and social life. Using data from the American Community Survey, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and other sources, it focuses on broad measures of health coverage and access and general health.
Summary of an Urban Ethnographers’ Symposium on Low-Income Men
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Margaret Simms, Marla McDaniel, and William Monson
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
August, 2013
Availability:
This brief, part of a series on disconnected low-income men, summarizes discussion at an HHS-sponsored symposium among qualitative researchers and social service providers from different regions of the country who have studied or worked with low-income men. The goal of the meeting was to better understand low-income men who are disengaged or at high risk of disengagement from mainstream economic and social life and how their situations vary across race, ethnicity, and location.
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Rose Chu, Daniel Wong, Wilma Robinson, and Kenneth Finegold
Organization(s):
ASPE
Published:
May, 2012
The Affordable Care Act includes several provisions that are expected to significantly improve health outcomes for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. New estimates from RAND suggest that 2.0 million Asian Americans who would otherwise be uninsured will be covered or eligible for coverage by 2016 through the expansion of Medicaid eligibility and the creation of Affordable Insurance Exchanges. Many other valuable benefits, including coverage for young adults and preventive services without cost-sharing, are already in effect and benefiting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the country. [8 PDF Pages]
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Wilma Robinson and Kenneth Finegold
Organization(s):
ASPE
Published:
April, 2012
The Affordable Care Act includes provisions that will greatly improve the health of African Americans by increasing their access to affordable health insurance coverage and high-quality care. New estimates from RAND suggest that 3.8 million African Americans who would otherwise be uninsured will gain coverage by 2016 through the expansion of Medicaid eligibility and the creation of Affordable Insurance Exchanges. Valuable benefits, including coverage for young adults and preventive services without cost-sharing, are already in effect and benefiting African Americans across the country. [6 PDF pages]
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Ashley Henderson, Wilma Robinson, and Kenneth Finegold
Organization(s):
ASPE
Published:
April, 2012
The Affordable Care Act includes several provisions that are expected to significantly improve health outcomes for Latinos. New estimates from RAND suggest that 5.4 million Latinos who would otherwise be uninsured will gain coverage by 2016 through the expansion of Medicaid eligibility and the creation of Affordable Insurance Exchanges. Many other valuable benefits, including coverage for young adults and preventive services without cost-sharing, are already in effect and benefiting Latinos across the country. (7 PDF Pages)  En español
Project Type:
Report
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Report from the Task Force on Specific Populations
Author(s):
Task Force on Specific Populations
Organization(s):
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Administration for Community Living
Published:
March, 2013
The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease requires the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and the Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to establish a task force to create a plan of action to address the needs of specific populations disproportionally affected by Alzheimer’s disease. These populations include people with younger-onset dementia, racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. This report summarizes input and recommendations received from a wide variety of stakeholders for consideration by the members of the Federal Interagency Task Force. [46 PDF pages]
Addressing Domestic Violence in Hispanic Healthy Relationship Programs
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Stacey Bouchet, Women In Fatherhood, Inc. Luis Torres, The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work Allison Hyra, Hyra Consulting
Organization(s):
The Lewin Group
Published:
March, 2013
The HHMI Implementation Evaluation documented how programs adapted marriage and relationship education programming to reflect the cultural values and norms of their Hispanic program participants. This brief describes the ways in which selected federally-funded grantees that participated in the Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative (HHMI) Implementation Evaluation educated participants and staff about domestic violence, established and executed partnerships with domestic violence expert organizations, and screened participants for domestic violence. This brief also discusses the procedures and programs developed to try to protect and support participants who disclosed experiences of domestic violence. [15 PDF pages]