Public Policy Forum Research

 

Our research staff also tackles issues in several other policy areas, such as social services, community justice, transportation, and parks, recreation & culture, where our expertise and impartiality are valued by policymakers and engaged citizens.

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Oct, 2012
The Forum surveyed 120 mental health nurses and 34 employers this year as part of the Nursing’s Voice project, intended to better understand the capacity and capabilities of the local mental health nurse workforce and gather the insights of nurses...
Jul, 2012
One year ago, the Public Policy Forum released a report examining the substantial decline in Milwaukee County’s adult and juvenile detention populations.1 Entitled “Milwaukee County Detainee Populations at Historic Lows: Why is it happening and what...
Jun, 2012
This report was initiated by a request from the directors of the Protective Payee program agencies for the Public Policy Forum to conduct an independent assessment of the program’s strengths and weaknesses. We viewed this as an opportunity not only...
Dec, 2011
In each of the past 15 years, the Public Policy Forum has surveyed nonprofit leaders in southeast Wisconsin to gain insight into the financial health of their organizations and their success in generating support from philanthropic and government...
Dec, 2011
Earlier this fall, the seventh People Speak poll solicited opinions from 436 residents of southeast Wisconsin about health care policy issues. Among the key findings is that a majority (62%) agree with Wisconsin joining 25 other states in...
Jul, 2011
A substantial majority of respondents to the latest People Speak poll say they are satisfied with the services they receive from their city, town, or village government. The poll of 391 residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha...

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