Farm Bill 2023

Advancing Public Health at the Intersection of Food, Environment, and Economic Policy

Every five years, Congress passes the “Farm Bill,” a large piece of packaged legislation that originally was designed to support the U.S. food and agriculture systems, and today sets national policy on agriculture, farming, nutrition, conservation, and forestry. Its resulting impacts range from grocery store supply chains and school lunches to education, climate justice, jobs, immigration, and—at the core of all of these issues—public health. Learn more about the legacies of the farm bill, 2023 legislative priorities, public health impacts, and key actions to support health equity.


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New Topic: Jewish Americans

Throughout history, Jewish people all over the world have been persecuted for their religious and cultural practices, and have been subjected to torture, segregation, and genocide. In the United States, Jewish Americans sometimes struggle to thrive as they are harassed and victimized in hate crimes that target where they shop, learn, and worship. Though antisemitism is not a new phenomenon, it is an increasingly dangerous one. Learn more about uprooting racist and antisemitic systems that perpetuate their exploitation and abuse.


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Federal Plan For Equitable Long-Term Recovery and Resilience

The Federal Plan for Equitable Long-Term Recovery and Resilience lays out an approach for federal agencies to cooperatively strengthen the vital conditions necessary for improving individual and community resilience and well-being nationwide. The Plan includes health and non-health sectors and builds upon complementary cross-sector efforts that support continued collective action at the federal, state, and local levels. Learn more about how your organization can help make the vision of lasting individual and community resilience a reality. 


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State Policy Can Reduce Systemic Racism in Public Health

In 2020 and early 2021, state policymakers took action to raise awareness of the impacts of racism on health outcomes, to reverse the damage of racist polices, and to implement policy changes to ensure that future policies are enacted with a racial equity lens. There has been less legislation of this kind introduced in 2022. Learn more about how jurisdictions can sustain these efforts through fund allocation, task force formation, and strengthening data collection, among other strategies.


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Disability-Related Stress and Inaccessibility as Trauma

For people with disabilities, disability-related stress is caused by stigmatization, inaccessibility, discrimination, and other abusive, violent, or exclusionary experiences or circumstances. Understanding disability-related stress and how those factors layer on top of other stressors and traumas is critical to providing culturally appropriate, trauma-informed services to advance the health of disabled people. Learn more and explore newly curated resources on this important subject.


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Data Dashboard: Urban Indian Health Institute

As Urban Indian and Native health organizations strive to provide the highest-quality care to urban Indians, relevant data are needed. This data dashboard provides information for health service providers serving an urban Indian population with unique needs and greater risk factors. Learn more about utilizing the dashboard for program planning, applying for funding, identifying gaps in data, and research.


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The Nation's Report Card

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of education in America and it provides important information about student achievement and learning experiences in various subjects. Learn more about what America's students know and can do and how this data can be utilized to improve education policy and practice nationwide.


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Creating Virtual Resources to Amplify Public Health Equity


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New Topic: Children and Youth


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