COVID-19 has resulted in a disproportionate number of deaths among black Hoosiers. These differences often have underlying causes that stem from institutional, structural, and social disparities.
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A five-month research study can position council to consider strategic changes that have the potential to foster performance in some areas and navigate barriers to effectiveness in others.
New analysis from the Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy sheds light on black homeownership and home values in Marion County’s predominately black neighborhoods. Homes in these areas are undervalued when compared to homes in neighborhoods with few or no black residents.
Analysis of gun violence in Indianapolis (2014-2016) provides a better understanding of where shootings happened and the social factors at play.
CRISP’s analysts examined data on housing instability in Marion County and found many renters struggle with low wages and high rent burden.
Eric Grommon, an associate professor at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, has been named the interim director of the Center for Health and Justice Research at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.
New data from the IU Public Policy Institute’s Center for Health and Justice Research shows a drop in the number of accidental overdose deaths in Marion County, including those that were opioid-related. Despite that decline, opioids were still present in 78 percent of the county’s 361 overdose deaths in 2018.
PPI partnered with the Immigrant Welcome Center and several IUPUI schools and offices to develop the program, which is designed to help students build the skills and connections necessary to thrive in their new community and to envision a path to college after completing high school.
Findings have policy implications that policymakers should consider, including the fact that effectiveness of bias crime legislation should be further evaluated for impact and operation.
Center director Brad Ray says the new name will better reflect the center’s work, while ensuring it doesn’t contribute to the stigmatization of the populations involved in that work.
The Indiana University Public Policy Institute and The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a policy forum and workshop April 25 that will focus on how to expand economies and innovation-led job growth in smaller communities in Indiana.
Drew Klacik, a senior policy analyst with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, will be keynote speaker at the 109th Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 28 at The Commons in downtown Columbus.
A new report from Indiana University examines what community leaders such as mayors, county commissioners, and city and county council members know about the 211 service in Indiana. Despite the availability of the 211 service in all 92 Indiana counties, only 39 percent of local government officials are aware of its existence.
A review of a state program launched two years ago to improve recovery and reduce recidivism among felony offenders who have mental health or addiction issues shows the program is producing positive results.
The Indiana University Public Policy Institute is holding a special symposium and reception to celebrate 25 years of helping decision makers across the state effect change and a better quality of life for Hoosiers.
PPI will evaluate whether the M-CAT model results in fewer arrests and hospitalizations, quicker and more frequent alleviation of other emergency response vehicles, as well as changes in the utilization of 911 emergency calls.
Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Dean John Graham has announced the appointment of Tom Guevara as the director of the IU Public Policy Institute, located at IUPUI.