Suburbs: The New Frontier of American Poverty

More poor people today live in America’s suburbs than its cities. Scott Allard, author of “Places in Need,” discusses this trend and how to stop it.

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How Local Advocates are Shaping Health Equity

Living in poverty can be hazardous to your health. A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlights communities working to advance health equity — and defines what exactly that means.

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Kentucky Braces for Possible Medicaid Cuts

As Congress weighs steep cuts to Medicaid, low-income families and health providers in Kentucky are bracing for the impact.

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Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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In the Spotlight

Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

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Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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