The consequences of the Trump Administration’s recently announced “public charge” rule are known: thousands more families working to build better a better future for themselves and our state will instead live in poverty. Understanding the depth of harm for California’s immigrants and potential economic loss are imperative as state leaders and advocates pursue legal action and work to protect the socioeconomic well-being of families today and for future generations.
Accessory dwelling units – commonly known as ADUs – are among the housing options receiving attention in the Capitol as state leaders look at a variety of policies to help Californians who are struggling to afford rent. While leaders are navigating how to handle the development and compliance of ADUs, it’s also important to look at the how such housing could improve health and social well-being for Californians.
Early childhood intervention tools like evidence-based home visiting can reduce or prevent the effects of adverse experiences for children. But the number of children in California who would most benefit from home visiting outweighs the current service levels. Learn how state policymakers can take steps to close the gap and improve well-being for more children.
College can be stressful for students, especially during this time of the year as students are completing final examinations and graduating. Considering the challenging academic workload, it is normal for students to feel worried, anxious, restless, or sad from time to time. If these feelings or other mental health symptoms persist and start to interfere with daily living and academic performance, it may be indicative of a mental health issue. » Read more about: California College Students Are Increasingly Experiencing Mental Health Issues and Need Improved Support »
As we mark Mother’s Day, we at the Budget Center believe it is an important opportunity to recognize how California can improve the health and well-being of all mothers. Becoming a mother should be a joyous occasion, but too many women in the United States die due to pregnancy-related causes. In 2015, the United States had the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed country. While other countries have successfully taken steps to decrease maternal mortality, » Read more about: This Mother’s Day Let’s Make Sure All Mothers Have a Chance to Celebrate »