Federal Government Ends Extra FoodShare Benefits for Wisconsin Households in February 2023
Federal Government Ends Extra FoodShare Benefits for Wisconsin Households in February 2023The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, passed by Congress in late December, ends a federal program that has been providing additional benefits to households enrolled in Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. FoodShare households have been receiving the maximum amount for their household size or $95, whichever is more. In recent months, an average of approximately $80 million has been distributed monthly to help almost 400,000 households across our state struggling to afford food. This also…(see release)
January 12, 2023
5 Essential Frameworks for Preventing Violent Child Death
The U.S. has a violent child death problem. Developing strategies to prevent violent child deaths death from firearms and traffic crashes is a demanding task that requires consideration of numerous upstream, interrelated, and tangential issues. To help safety advocates develop strategies to prevent violent child death, we compiled five frameworks to help: Understand and explain …
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Report: Labor Unions Preserved Latino Jobs During COVID-19 Pandemic
Workforce inequities are nothing new for people of color, specifically Latinos. Long before COVID-19, many Latinos had unstable jobs with little-to-no benefits and lower wages than their white non-Latino coworkers. The pandemic made things worse. But one thing saved many Latino jobs—a labor union contract, according to a comparison of unionized and non-unionized Latino workers …
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5 Things to Know About Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, is a lively annual Mexican holiday that celebrates friends and family members who have passed away. Characterized by vibrant parades, singing, traditional dress and costumes, and altar building, Día de los Muertos brings unity between the living and returning spirits. “This indigenous holiday from …
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Federal COVID-19 public health emergency ends – Vaccines, tests & data will remain available
Today marks the end of the national COVID-19 public health emergency, but most tools – including vaccines, testing, and treatment – will remain available in Arizona. More than two years after the public health emergency was declared, and more than three years after the virus began its rapid spread in 2020, the U.S. Department of Health […]