HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Access to affordable health and human services, ranging from healthcare and childcare to domestic violence and child welfare services, are key to our wellbeing, but also affect our ability to succeed in school and work and is essential to strengthening families. Our work on health and human services identifies and advances innovative and promising ideas–from the ground level to public policy–for integrated service delivery that serves individuals and families with critical needs.
In this joint report with Mental Health America, we present a new approach to mental health and substance use care and treatment in the United States. The report introduces a whole-family, whole-community behavioral health approach: a vision of a society that adequately supports mental health, physical health, and social and financial well-being. The report offers leaders in the health care, educational, criminal justice, child welfare and other systems a united policy agenda to ultimately improve health and economic opportunity.
Building the Caring Economy: Workforce Investments to Expand Access to Affordable, High-Quality and Long-Term Care
This report proposes caregiving jobs investments to address two national needs: the pressing need for caregiving; and the equally pressing need for good jobs.
Executive Director Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Sarita Gupta (Jobs with Justice) make the case for investing in creating new jobs through a national caregiving infrastructure plan.
GCPI Co-Executive Director Indi Dutta-Gupta was interviewed by the New York Time’s Lisa Foderaro regarding Gov. Cuomo’s planned anti-poverty initiatives.
Attacking the many issues that confront people who live in low-income neighborhoods is a longtime challenge. It is vital that we support these and other efforts so we achieve a scale large enough to make a measurable difference in the fight against poverty in America.