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Let's Talk Integrated Care

Katie Anderson DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC — November 03, 2023

As the correlation between physical and behavioral health is becoming increasingly more recognized, policymakers and stakeholders alike are interested in addressing the health disparities related to the co-occurrence of these conditions in the Michigan population. Research continues to exemplify...

Evaluating the Impact of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program in Detroit

A new data-driven study provides insights regarding the effects of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) in Detroit, assessing how this place-based policy shaped key housing market outcomes in the aftermath of the 2008 foreclosure crisis. Using recent advances in statistical-...

Sailing Toward The Debt Ceiling Cliff

Dr.Antonio Doblas-Madrid — May 11, 2023

It took 15 ballots, but eventually, new Congressional leadership was elected. Urged by President Trump to “play tough” on the debt ceiling, the House immediately set out to provoke a crisis. Another one. For a few months, the Treasury has gotten by on extraordinary measures like delaying...

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Redistricting's effect on Black Representation in Michigan

Angelina Benli and Lexie Milukhin — December 09, 2022

Michigan had a historic midterm election following its first redistricting process under the Independent Redistricting Commission. The Commission set out to create districts with a reasonable threshold for the Black communities preferred candidates to win, even as these districts had a lower...

ARPA Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in Michigan: Spending Plans as of April 2022

Sarah Klammer and Mary Schulz — November 02, 2022

Just over 17% of the $4.4 billion allocated to Michigan local governments have been spent. Nearly $3.6 billion funds remain unobligated, $3 billion to be spent by 64 large Michigan local governments, while $642 million for the remaining.


Study found Cash Payments from 2021 Child Tax Credit Extension points to Improved Infant and Maternal Health

October 06, 2022

The 2021-22 Michigan Applied Public Policy Research (MAPPR) grants awardees completed their research and it is of great interest to citizens as well as policymakers. One study conducted by MSU researchers focused on how the 2021 Child Tax credit that was expanded due to the coronavirus impacted...

One-in-five Michigan adults don’t want children

A research team from Michigan State University’s Psychology department tracked Michigan adults’ attitudes and preferences about having children. The team was interested in adults who did not have children, and especially in their plans for the future. The team asked Michiganders to share their...

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What's Ahead in Elections, Inflation, Term Limits?

Who's on the ticket in Michigan's gubernatorial races? How high will inflation rise? Will new transparency and term limits proposal prevail?

Welcoming the Partisan Advantage Tracker -- A New Go-To Elections Resource

Jeff Barton — May 18, 2022

Important and accessible tool for measuring the extent to which newly drawn election districts favor one party or another.

Covid virus

Who Do We Trust -- And Why?

Which political party will win the next election? How is inflation straining the economy? Who do we trust when it comes to COVID? IPPSR Podcasters search for answers.

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