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Native American Heritage Month 2023

Native American Heritage Month 2023

Native Americans face a lower life expectancy than other ethnic or racial groups, at about 5.5 years less, and are also 2.3 times more likely to die from diabetes, facing a higher risk of suicide. This month, as part of Native American Heritage Month, SPI wants to bring attention to the stark health disparities that Indigenous Californians face, but also…

Effective Notetaking for Teams

Effective Notetaking for Teams

We have all been in meetings (or missed a meeting) where afterwards we needed to refer to what was discussed and/or access a record of what was decided. Some meeting records (minutes) are simply too long and laborious to wade through. Other records (outline or bullet point phrases) are not substantive enough to give us the specific information we need.…

National Academies Report on Intergenerational Poverty

National Academies Report on Intergenerational Poverty

The National Academies just released a wide-ranging report on reducing long-term intergenerational poverty. This report offers key insights into why Native Americans and Black Americans are most significantly affected. Importantly, the National Academies report finds that seven drivers cause long-term intergenerational poverty. Most crucially, the report offers specific evidence-based policy recommendations. Below, you can find the full report and webinar…

Prenatal-to-3 2023 State Policy Roadmap

Prenatal-to-3 2023 State Policy Roadmap

Prenatal-to-3 has released their new 2023 State Policy Roadmap! This resource provides guidance to state leaders on the most effective investments they can make to ensure all children thrive and guide states in implementing evidence-based policies. View the full roadmap for: Update on the most recent research on evidence-based policymaking Analysis of statewide policymaking Child-wellbeing rankings by state

National Recovery Month with SAMHSA

National Recovery Month with SAMHSA

September is National Recovery Month! Join SAMHSA as they celebrate everyone who identifies as being in recovery and their families to recognize that “Hope is real. Recovery is real.” The recovery journey isn’t just for the person with the substance use or mental health issue—it includes everyone who cares about them. View a brand new graphic about holistic recovery on…

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