COVID-19

September 10, 2020

Invest in public health for healthier communities

Public health programs are long-term investments in the safety and wellbeing of entire communities. Yet, in the years leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic, funding for this critical field has remained flat or decreased across the country even as spending on health care has increased.Read more...

August 21, 2020

Work search requirements are an unnecessary burden for the unemployed

The Louisiana Budget Project, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Step Up Louisiana, and the Workplace Justice Project of the Loyola University Law Clinic sent a letter on Thursday, August 20th, urging Gov. John Bel Edwards to reinstate the suspension of work-search requirements for unemployment benefits that he wisely implemented early in the pandemic.Read more...

August 12, 2020

Summer Meals for Healthy Kids: Enhancing Louisiana’s Summer Food Service Program

Click here for a PDF of Summer Meals for Healthy Kids: Enhancing Louisiana’s Summer Food Service Program

Authors’ Note
This report was researched and written prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, the pandemic has substantially changed the options for Louisiana children looking for healthy meals over the summer.Read more...

August 7, 2020

Group calls on Gov. Edwards to re-open applications to Pandemic EBT program

Louisiana’s children are facing hardship not seen in decades. According to U.S. Census Household Pulse survey data, 1 in 4 Louisiana households with children recently reported that kids in their home didn’t have enough to eat because the family couldn’t afford adequate food.Read more...