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, 2014
In Wisconsin and across the country, one of the greatest workforce challenges facing the health care industry – and employers as a whole – is a shortage of registered nurses. Recent projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate that...
Jul, 2014
The nonprofit sector is a key provider of taxpayer-funded and independent programs, as well as a major source of employment. Consequently, the health and workings of the sector are policy issues that warrant attention from both government and civic...
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...

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