Public policy is at an inflection point. Existing policy is dated and out-of-step with society’s changing needs. Policy-making is often disconnected from the communities it is meant to serve.
We need to rethink how policy is made and who makes it. Our time calls for bringing the best expertise together with leaders working to bring change and improve lives on the ground.
With the Justice, Health and Democracy Impact Initiative (JHD) experts work directly with local leaders on practical approaches to the most challenging issues facing society. Our experts collaborate with leaders across jurisdictions and at all levels of government to ensure effective policy solutions for local implementation and national scale.
From enabling a safe in-person learning environment for all children to forging a more fair and responsive justice system to providing good jobs in a post-covid economy, the JHD brings policy solutions that both scale nationally and meet needs locally.
What’s more, the model uniquely recognizes that successful policy today must account for the intersection of social justice, health equity, and equitable opportunity as central to a thriving society.
Our interactive risk levels dashboard tracks the pandemic in real time. Using this framework, our team of experts continue to release data-driven guidance for policy-makers across the nation.
The key to opening schools safely? High quality infection control. Our experts deliver guidance on how schools and districts can reduce in-school COVID-19 risks for both children and adults to near zero.
We need to stop thinking about schools in a binary way — open or closed — and instead assess the risk for in-school transmission and the quality of infection control.
As a principle of democracy, economic dignity and security is not just about good jobs and social safety nets, but most fundamentally about generating shared wealth at the community level.
The Justice, Health & Democracy Impact Initiative is a blueprint for translating policy into ethical action, moving from the local to the national and back.