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Policy Memo
Troubleshooting Gun Crimes: Prevention To Reduce Firearm-Related Violence

The Biden-Harris Administration should fund actionable, evidence-based programs for law enforcement, crime laboratories, community organizations, disaster response, and robust data surveillance systems.

05.22.24 | 13 min read
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Social Innovation
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Policy Memo
Improving Public Health by Advancing the Medicolegal Death Investigation Profession

Medicolegal death investigations agencies are generally underresourced, with insufficient infrastructure for data-sharing and computerized record management.

05.15.24 | 19 min read
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Science Policy
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Policy Memo
Enhancing Federal Climate Initiatives: Integrating Tech-Focused Green Jobs for Equity and Innovation

By advocating for the integration of technology-focused green jobs within federal initiatives, there is an opportunity to broaden the talent pool and harness the potential of emerging technologies to tackle pressing environmental issues.

04.26.24 | 21 min read
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Science Policy
Policy Memo
Preparing and Responding to Extreme Heat through Effective Local, State, and Federal Action Planning

Through the broad uptake and implementation of the Heat Action Planning framework by key agencies and offices, the federal government will enable a more heat-prepared nation.

04.05.24 | 12 min read
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Science Policy
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Policy Memo
U.S. Water Policy for a Warming Planet

Global episodes of extreme heat intensify water shortages caused by extended drought and overpumping. Creating actionable solutions to the challenges of a warming planet requires cooperation across all water consumers.

04.05.24 | 14 min read
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Science Policy
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Policy Memo
Defining Disaster: Incorporating Heat Waves and Smoke Waves into Disaster Policy

To better incorporate extreme heat and people-centered disasters into U.S. emergency management, Congress and federal agencies should take several interrelated actions.

04.05.24 | 12 min read
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Science Policy
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Policy Memo
Tracking and Preventing the Health Impacts of Extreme Heat

The undercounting of deaths related to extreme heat and other people-centered disasters — like extreme cold and smoke waves — hinders the political and public drive to address the problem.

04.05.24 | 8 min read
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Science Policy
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Policy Memo
Leveraging Federal Post-Disaster Recovery Reform for Extreme Heat Adaptation and Innovation

The U.S. must urgently reform its disaster assistance policies to incorporate extreme heat through an amendment to the Stafford Act.

04.05.24 | 10 min read
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Science Policy
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Policy Memo
A National Framework for Sustainable Urban Forestry to Combat Extreme Heat

The incoming administration should undertake a multi-agency effort to further develop the science and quantify the benefits of urban forests today and into the future.

04.04.24 | 7 min read
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Science Policy
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Policy Memo
Optimizing $4 Billion of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding To Protect the Most Vulnerable Households From Extreme Heat

The federal government must maximize existing funds to mitigate heat stress and ensure the equitable distribution of these resources to the most vulnerable households.

04.04.24 | 8 min read
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Science Policy
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Policy Memo
Enhancing Public Health Preparedness for Climate Change-Related Health Impacts

The escalating frequency and intensity of extreme heat events, exacerbated by climate change, pose a significant and growing threat to public health. By leveraging funding mechanisms, incentives, and requirements, HHS can strengthen health system preparedness.

04.04.24 | 8 min read
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Science Policy
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Policy Memo
A Call for Immediate Public Health and Emergency Response Planning for Widespread Grid Failure Under Extreme Heat

In a blackout, access to critical services like telecommunications, transportation, and medical assistance is also compromised, which only intensifies and compounds the urgency for coordinated response efforts.

04.03.24 | 9 min read
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