Alliance Public Policy Resources
The joint public policy office of the Alliance for Children and Families and United Neighborhood Centers of America regularly shares testimonies, reports, and advocacy materials related to pressing policy issues.
Newly Published Analyses
Resources from state organizations and advocates who understand the specific issues related to the Medicaid expansion in their states. Materials include the tools needed to make the most effective case for expanding Medicaid in a particular state.
Developed following the school shotting in Newtown, Conn. This policy brief shares research-based perspectives and expert recommendations related to school safety and mental illness, stigma, and violence.
Highlights key lessons from organizations that are revitalizing neighborhoods across the country. The report is specifically designed as a practical support for neighborhood revitalization practitioners and policymakers who are designing and managing programs at federal, state, and local levels.
Provides an update on the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative. The initiative, launched in 2011, is a unique partnership between the federal government and mayors of chronically distressed cities that have faced significant long-term challenges in developing and implementing successful economic strategies.
The Alliance and member agency Youth Villages are circulating a sign-on letter for The Children’s Mental Health Accessibility Act, S.3289. It allows states to use Medicaid waivers to serve children and youth in their homes and communities rather than psychiatric residential treatment centers. Add your agency to the sign-on letter by emailing Cecilia Fiermonte, director of child welfare policy at the Alliance.
The Alliance’s position briefs and analysis are grouped into six subject areas:
Contact the Alliance Public Policy Office with questions or for more information.