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Highlights from the National Research Center on Poverty and Economic Mobility

Title slide for the 2021 Annual Poverty Research and Policy Forum: Understanding and Addressing Inequities in Human Services virtual event.
This Forum investigated inequitable outcomes by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, and ability and how federal, state, and local human services policies, systems, and providers contribute to it. Participants also discussed how policy, practice, data, and research can combat systemic inequities created in and outside of human services. Inequities continue to create barriers to success and well-being for many individuals and communities in the United States. The field of human services can play a crucial role in advancing equity for these populations, but to do so must identify the ways in which it creates or perpetuates disparities.

Health Coverage, Access, Cost, & Quality

Research and analysis projects focus on health care access, cost, financing, health system performance, quality — in short: What works? Who benefits? Who pays?

The Alliance for the American Dream: DreamUp Wisconsin

Connect Rx Wisconsin Team: Gabe Doyle, Hayley Chesnik, Lisa Peyton-Caire, and Robin Lankton
Connect Rx Wisconsin Team: Grand Prize Winners!
Opportunity Calculator Team: Second Place Winners!

Coronavirus & Poverty Research Centers

The Institute for Research on Poverty and our national collaborative of peer poverty research centers are especially aware of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the most vulnerable members of society and straining the social services system.
Families and individuals with low incomes struggle during normal times, but this unprecedented modern crisis has intensified their hardship while also creating barriers to seeking help.
Visit our new Poverty & Covid-19 page for links to resources and emerging research in response to the pandemic and our new Teach & Learn page for poverty-research distance learning materials by IRP and our peer centers.