America’s Poverty Course + ACA premium increases + Census webinar

News. Retirement is a dream for some workers. Millions of American don’t have bank accounts or basic financial services. More than 50 percent of Americans have a chronic health condition, mental disorder or substance use issue. Check out the WBUR series called “Invisible Nation” about Boston’s homeless families. In Oregon, Medicaid expansion still sees high emergency room use. And in Louisiana, Medicaid expansion is up to 326,000, just shy of the state’s 50,000 goal.
3 webinar/event resources:
  • America’s Poverty Course is now running through Stanford University. The free course includes comprehensive and up-to-date info from Stanford experts, including an advisor in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s office.
  • On Thursday, the Census Bureau is holding a webinar about understanding government finances. Learn more about the surveys and statistics that cover employment, education finances, pensions and tax data.
  • The NYU Symposium on Race and Poverty will discuss translating knowledge into action. Sign up now for the Dec. 2 event.
2 health + poverty tools:
2 race + poverty reports:
  • African American workers’ wages have been impacted – both by a widening racial wage gap and by a widening productivity-pay gap, the Economic Policy Institute says. Read the four main findings of the report and what they mean for wages.
  • And here’s why we need better data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, says the Urban Institute. Read more about the #thisis2016 social media trend.
Final thoughts. In  The Future of Youth Justice, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and National Institute of Justice have put out a call to close youth prisons. The report talks about abuse, costs and community-based program options.
Carefully curating for you,
Carolyn Crist

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