More about the governor's 2019 education agenda as seen in the two recent executive orders on post-secondary attainment and K-12 standards
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Florida Ranks 35th in the Nation for Women’s Health & Well-Being
New report shows wide disparities by race and ethnicity for chronic health issues such as diabetes and AIDS
A new county-level analysis of the health status of women in Florida, released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in partnership with the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance (FWFA), finds that women in Florida have higher rates of AIDS and diabetes, slightly more days per month of poor mental health, and lower access to health insurance coverage than women in the United States overall. The report recommends policies that could address health disparities for women of color, increase the supply of quality mental healthcare providers, and support those with health issues and their caregivers through paid family and medical leave and paid sick days.
Florida overall received a C- on IWPR’s Health & Well-Being Composite Index—composed of nine health indicators that provide a basis for ranking and grading each state in the nation—but the report finds wide disparities in women’s status by county and by race and ethnicity.
The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings examines data on women’s employment, earnings and occupations and trends over time, including research and analysis necessary to make data-driven decisions. Released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research in partnership with Florida Philanthropic Network and Florida Women’s Funding Alliance.
In this webcast, Julie Anderson, M.A., Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Women's Policy Research, and members of Florida Women's Funding Alliance discuss:
- New data on women's employment and earnings status in Florida
- Findings on wide disparities in the employment and earnings of women of color
- Updates on recommendations for policies and programs to reduce barriers and ensure equity in Florida women’s employment and earnings
Women have made progress over the past several decades; there are, however, significant areas for improvement for women in Florida. Since the publication of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s 2004 report The Status of Women in the States, Florida’s grade for women’s employment and earnings has worsened from a C- to a D+. The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings examines data on women’s employment, earnings and occupations and trends over time, including research and analysis necessary to make data-driven decisions.
Fair, proportionate voting representation in our democracy depends on valid census data. That’s why the census is required by the U.S. Constitution. Federal agencies rely on census and American Community Service (ACS) data to monitor discrimination and implement civil rights laws that protect voting rights, equal employment opportunity, and more. Census and ACS data also determine federal funding for health care, education, housing, food and income security, rural access to broadband, and other services. Communities of color, urban and rural low-income households, immigrants, and young children are all at risk of being missed at disproportionately high rates. Being undercounted deprives already vulnerable communities of fair representation and vital community resources.
This brief teleconference with Maggie Osborn, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at United Philanthropy Forum, covers key legislative issues and ways to create visibility for philanthropy on Capitol Hill.
FPN's FOTH18 Toolkit prepares Florida Philanthropic Network members to educate on issues affecting Florida grantmakers; encourage Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues; and connect with grantmakers from outside Florida and learn how they are approaching policy in their home states. FPN's FOTH18 Toolkit includes a one-pager and expanded sections like, Why are we here?, Co-Investors in the Community (Key Issues) and Being Social at FOTH. The 2018 Toolkit also introduces FPN's Advocacy Libs – fill-in-the-blank templates to help craft messaging for elected officials on key issues!
FPN's Communications Affinity Group held its annual meeting at #2018FPN with staff and board members of foundations and other grantmaking organizations who have communications responsibilities, to share your experiences, questions and insights. Learn how South Florida’s independent sector and community stakeholders are building strategic partnerships through community-led initiatives and commitment to public service with speakers from United Way of Miami-Dade, Radical Partners and Florida International University.
Florida grantmakers working to end homelessness in the state gathered at the #2018FPN Funders Together Florida meeting. Attendees discussed upcoming programming and direction for the coming year.
Session resources from #2018FPN Driven, FPN's 10th Annual Statewide Summit on Philanthropy.
Attendees analyzed current policy issues to better understand how they affect Florida grantmakers' ability to fund change and help improve quality of life in the Sunshine State.