Policy and Data

These are the policies we need to build a strong, inclusive, and equitable South. 

Policy Proposals from SouthStrong Partners and Model Resolutions/Tools


2,300 Southern Voices Call for Help: Food, Housing, & Utility Assistance Needed

Survey results/Policy memo

2,300 Southern Voices Call for Help: Quote Book

Quotes from Southerners

Youth Policy in COVID-19

Policy memo

Civil Justice

Policy memo

Health Equity in COVID-19

List of state and local equity actions in COVID-19 response

Medicaid Expansion

Policy memo

CARES Act Money

Policy memo

Unemployment Insurance

Policy memo

Water Shutoffs & Equity in Utility Regulation

Policy memo


Policy memo

Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Sample resolution from DeKalb County, GA

Equitable Taxes

Policy memo

Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities

Sample state commission from Michigan

Coronavirus Health Equity
Task Force

Sample state commission from Louisiana

Equity Impact Assessment Tool for COVID-19

Sample tool from King County, WA

K-12 Education

Policy memo

Rural Education & Broadband Connectivity

Policy memo

Access to Health Information for Non-English Speakers

Article on state and local government efforts


Policy memo

Workplace Safety Standard

Sample regulation from Virginia

State Office of Equity

Sample statewide office from Washington

Juvenile Fines

Legislation eliminating some juvenile fines based on COVID-19 hardship

Communication Costs in Jails and Prisons

Policy memo

Mental Health and Trauma Care

Policy memo

Southern COVID-19 Data Tracker

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