Urban Institute

Urban Institute

Type NGO
Website urban.org
Year founded 1968
Headquarters United States of America United States of America
Budget USD >100M
Functions Research
Funding sources Corporations, Foundations or grants, Governments or multi-govt organizations, Individual citizens
Tags health environment migration education economics climate agriculture and food international development employment law social policy taxation and fiscal policy
Summary The Institute promotes sound social policy and public debate on national priorities in four ways: gathering and analyzing data; conducting policy research; evaluating programs and services; and educating Americans on critical issues and trends. It also works abroad, providing technical expertise on reinvigorating communities and nurturing civil society.


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Distributional Effects of Alternative Health Reform Proposals

Urban Institute · 19 May 2021 English

In this report we examine two health reform policies, one incremental and the other more comprehensive. Each are financed with two alternative tax strategies, one more progressive than the other. …


Charting a Payment Model for Telehealth Services: Testimony before the U.S. Senate …

Urban Institute · 19 May 2021 English

Robert Berenson, institute fellow, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on a hearing on health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. His testimony reviews the current state of telehealth …


Inclusive Recovery to Increase Equity: A Review of the Literature to Inform …

Urban Institute · 19 May 2021 English

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities that have plagued our cities for centuries. As cities recover from the pandemic, they have the opportunity to restructure their systems and …


Inclusive Apprenticeship: A Summary of What We Know about Apprentices with Disabilities

Urban Institute · 19 May 2021 English

Inclusive apprenticeship programs—those that support and are designed to be inclusive of apprentices with disabilities—hold promise for improving long-term employment outcomes for participants. However, little is known about the prevalence …


Assessment of the Orange County, California, Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment …

Urban Institute · 14 May 2021 English

The California Department of Health Care Services awarded the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) a Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment (HMIOT) grant in late 2018. The HCA partnered …


Embedding Equity into Placemaking: An Examination of the Milwaukee Method of Creative …

Urban Institute · 14 May 2021 English

This report examines efforts to implement equitable and inclusive creative-placemaking approaches in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stakeholders there are building a creative-placemaking practice intended to change how people see and experience the …


Preventing and Addressing Sexual Violence in Correctional Facilities

Urban Institute · 12 May 2021 English

Sexual violence in correctional facilities is a long-standing problem. In 2003, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) with unanimous, bipartisan support. PREA established a mandate for data collection …


Public Sector Apprenticeship: Improving Work for Governments and Residents

Urban Institute · 11 May 2021 English

Public sector apprenticeships are a powerful and underutilized tool for workforce and economic development. When state and local governmentscreate apprenticeship programsfor roles where hiring is a challenge, they benefit from …


Changing the “Family Glitch” Would Make Health Coverage More Affordable for Many …

Urban Institute · 11 May 2021 English

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), families are generally ineligible for Marketplace premium tax credits (PTCs) if a family member is offered worker-only coverage through an employer that is deemed …


Strengthening DC's Education Data Infrastructure

Urban Institute · 11 May 2021 English

In this letter, members of the DC Education Research Collaborative offer recommendations to improve the District’s education data infrastructure. Suggestions include making data available to local education agencies and schools; …


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