Policy is a powerful tool that shapes the way our residents experience root causes, and therefore health outcomes. The Center for Health Equity works to provide evidence-based research on the impacts of potential policies. Health impact assessments allow us to explore the potential impacts of a policy in depth by synthesizing existing research, newly collected or existing data, and stakeholder input. Policy briefs are also developed to understand potential impacts, but usually on a shorter timeline using existing research and data.
Published policy briefs can be found below:
- Housing as public health: Using housing to prevent human trafficking and support survivors
- Proactively protecting residents from lead – Addressing housing exposures to reduce negative impacts of lead
- Redistricting and Health Equity
- 2019 The Health and Socio-economic Benefits of Paid Parental Leave & Louisville Benchmarks
- 2019 Paid Parental Leave At a Glance