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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Jul, 2016
Our new report finds that obesity is a serious and substantive public health challenge in the City of Milwaukee. To address this challenge, we recommend a stepped-up and collaborative effort between the City's Health Department, nonprofit...
Jun, 2016
At the request of local private funders, the Public Policy Forum has undertaken research that is designed to inform Greater Milwaukee’s civic leaders about the strategies other regions have employed to conduct cultural planning/visioning efforts,...
Mar, 2016
Our new research finds that arrests of individuals in the City of Milwaukee on charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana (with no simultaneous violation) declined by 53% from 2012 to 2015. In addition, a new protocol developed by the...
Dec, 2015
During the past year, policymakers in Greater Milwaukee have debated several major public investments that have been touted as crucial to enhancing the region's image as an attractive and up-and-coming metro area.  In each of these debates –...
Oct, 2015
The Milwaukee County Outpatient Capacity Analysis (OCA) is the third report issued jointly by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC), and the Public Policy Forum (PPF) related to the ongoing...
May, 2015
Our new report finds that few Milwaukeeans who are cited for first-time, small-scale marijuana possession offenses spend time behind bars for failure to pay fines, though jail time for second and subsequent offenses is much more common. We also...

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