Institute Reviews

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2/15/24View ReportProgram to Help More First-Generation Students Overcome Obstacles at King’s College
2/22/24View ReportBill to Legalize Clean Syringes Programs Advances in PA House
2/29/24View ReportA Volunteer Ambulance Service Thrives; Pike County Teases its First Hospital
3/7/24View ReportPA Prison Improves Accommodation for Inmates with Developmental Disabilities
3/14/24View ReportGovernors Island Climate Tech Projects Explore Water Infrastructure
3/21/24View ReportIn Mentorship Program, NEPA High School Girls Pedaling Towards Careers in STEM
3/28/24View ReportMore Than $17.5 Million in Congressional Earmarks will Help Pay for NEPA Projects
4/4/24View ReportAbout Half of Americans Say Public K-12 Education is Going in the Wrong Direction
4/11/24View ReportLackawanna County Trail Boosts Local and State Economy
4/18/24View ReportNew Census Data Hints at an Urban Population Revival Assisted by Immigration
4/25/24View ReportPA to Receive Millions for Solar Energy Projects that will Benefit Residents with Low Income
5/2/24View ReportHow Jefferson Health’s Honickman Center Became a Blueprint for an Inclusive Neurodiverse Environment
5/10/24View ReportAmericans’ Changing Relationship with Local News
5/16/24View ReportFederal Panel Prescribes New Mental Health Strategy to Curb Maternal Deaths
5/23/24View ReportIs a College Degree Worth it in 2024?
5/30/24View ReportNew Philadelphia Task Force Studies Reparations for Black Residents
6/6/23View ReportWhy Unreliable Water Has Plagued Ferguson Township PA for a Decade
6/13/24View ReportWright Center Receives $3 Million to Reach Disabled, English-Limited Patients in NEPA
6/20/24View ReportACLU Sues Pennsylvania Over Inadequate Public Defense
6/27/24View ReportIn Philadelphia Only One Child Psychiatrist is Available per 1,000 At-Risk Youth
7/5/24View ReportWhen Little Kids Don’t Have Stable Housing, it Can Affect Their Health Later
7/11/24View ReportScranton Nonprofit Brings Neurofeedback to NEPA, Results “Life-Changing”
2/8/24View ReportPA Awards $3 Million for Farmland Conservation
2/1/24View ReportAllied Services Receives $2 Million for Pediatric Rehab Centers
1/25/24View ReportBroadband Authority Reverses Position on Key State Law
1/18/24View ReportPA Funds Public Defense for the First Time
1/11/24View ReportPA to Begin Using Artificial Intelligence
1/4/24View ReportDeaths of Older Adults in PA Have Risen Steeply in Abuse and Neglect Cases
12/21/23View ReportPhiladelphia Becomes First Sensory Inclusive City
12/14/23View ReportPA Humanities Awards $2.25 Million to Arts Nonprofits, Inclusion Programs
12/7/23View ReportTrain Service Restoration Remains a Priority in NEPA
9/25/23View ReportInfrastructure officials rethink repair efficiency 
11/30/23View ReportThe top five spots in a list of best places to retire are all in PA
9/29/23View ReportOn-Demand ride sharing enhances accessibility in Poconos region
10/6/23View ReportNonprofit connects with female inmates in Luzerne County
10/13/23View ReportPA granting $800,000 to support veterans employment programs
10/20/23View ReportPhiladelphia poised to become the first city to end unlawful medical deportations
10/27/23View ReportMillions of federal dollars could help PA build a climate-ready electric grid
11/3/23View ReportPA House passes anti-hate legislation package
11/10/23View ReportKings program offers no-cost customized cars to children with disabilities
11/17/23View ReportMany PA students struggle to afford college textbooks
11/22/23View ReportEnvironmental Justice takes on new meaning in PA
9/15/23View ReportAdvocate for refuse reduction aims to limit street waste
9/8/23View ReportAgriculture sector fuels economic growth in PA
9/1/23View ReportInitiative convenes grassroots groups and generates national movement
8/25/23View ReportPA set to recognize multistate licensure for nursing
8/17/23View ReportWhy rent when it’s cheaper to buy?
8/10/23View ReportNo-cost childcare facility to open in Northampton County
8/3/23View ReportSemiconductor plant finds home in Schuylkill County
7/28/23View ReportAnalysis explores growing prevalence of AI
7/21/23View ReportSenators introduce new bill to reform cannabis use policy
7/13/23View ReportInnovative resource tool aims to advance public health equity
6/30/23View ReportLocal entrepreneurs facilitate relationships for community and economic well-being
6/23/23View ReportMultiple factors contribute to rural school closures
6/16/23View ReportCounty health department launches pilot to build the perinatal workforce
6/9/23View ReportScranton joins statewide efforts to improve outdoor equity
6/2/23View ReportNew program trains community health workers regardless of medical background
5/31/23View ReportCommunity Impacts of Investing in Transportation and Infrastructure
5/26/23View ReportBusinesses look to immigrant workers amid labor shortage
5/22/23View ReportPA becomes 38th state to sanction girls wrestling
5/15/23View ReportPilot app helps patients relay medical service feedback
5/8/23View ReportPhilly program offers opportunities to entrepreneurs and adolescents
5/1/23View ReportRetail pharmacy sector adapts to workforce shortage
4/19/23View ReportCommunity challenge leads to innovative solutions
4/13/23View ReportCollaborative effort heightens understanding of overdose response
4/6/23View ReportPhilly introduces method for reporting violence
3/29/23View ReportStudy finds disparities in prescriptions to treat addiction across the Commonwealth
3/23/23View ReportLocal educational institutions address food insecurity
3/15/23View ReportPatients receive health support through Geisinger 65 Forward
3/8/23View ReportReintegration grants support services for women and mothers
3/1/23View ReportLocal art programs benefit seniors and caregivers
2/23/23View ReportStatewide drug overdose crisis remains unchecked
2/15/23View ReportConnell Park building undergoes renovations for community co-op
2/8/23View ReportCommunities face detrimental effects of Philly hospital closure
2/1/23View ReportBroadband access is expanding in the Commonwealth
1/25/23View ReportBusiness owner aids immigrants in southwest Philly
1/18/23View ReportLocal program addresses social isolation among older adults
1/11/23View ReportMaternal health care falls short in several counties
1/4/23View ReportCommunity of retirees in Philly support local entrepreneurs
12/14/22View ReportResearch reveals health impacts of fracking and natural gas industry
12/7/22View ReportTrend analysis illuminates state fiscal health
11/30/22View ReportUniversal screening for suicidality reduces risk
11/23/22View ReportPA among states accepting extra food aid from federal government
11/17/22View ReportCDC reports that guns contribute to heightened suicide rates
11/20/22View ReportPhiladelphia’s eviction prevention program remains intact for now
11/2/22View ReportPennsylvania prison receives inspiration from Scandinavia
10/26/22View ReportPA housing revitalized through with programs and legislation
10/19/22View ReportLGBTQ+ senior housing project in Philadelphia joins dozens across U.S.
6/12/22View ReportA turning point brings CDFIs back to their community mission
10/6/22View ReportGraduation rates in STEM fields remain stagnant
9/28/22View ReportDepartment of Labor & Industry announces $2.5 million in Schools-To-Work grants
9/21/22View ReportAllentown to use federal ARPA money to reduce homelessness
9/14/22View ReportPhilly art project engages people in city budget development
9/7/22View ReportPittsburgh launches needle exchange
9/1/22View ReportCities face economic challenges due to ongoing remote work
8/24/22View ReportMunicipalities fail to report crime statistics to the FBI database in 2021
8/17/22View ReportLanguage differences impact voter participation
8/10/22View ReportPA’s retirement dilemma could cost taxpayers
8/3/22View ReportNational broadband availability map shows PA’s deficits
7/27/22View ReportPA among 34 states with plans to address financial literacy in public schools
7/20/22View ReportPA not among states mandating implicit bias training in healthcare workers
7/13/22View ReportPA considers bills to reign in pharmacy benefit managers
7/6/22View ReportPA is one of 19 states with strong laws barring payday lenders from operating
6/22/22View ReportPA colleges innovate to survive COVID and demographic shift
6/15/22View ReportLocal government serves as example of successful business supporter during COVID
6/8/22View ReportAverage housing rental rates in PA increase 14 percent
6/1/22View ReportMedical marijuana use can still jeopardize employment for PA workers
5/26/22View ReportMajor investors are purchasing low-income housing tax credits
5/18/22View ReportSchool nurses assume increasing workloads amid high student ratios
5/11/22View ReportPhiladelphia council votes to open first ever municipal public bank entity
5/4/22View ReportLocal spending on jails increasing despite lower crime rates
4/28/22View ReportGovernor releases $5.23 million to protect diverse communities
4/21/22View ReportNew pilot to address climate and housing issues
4/13/22View ReportWhite supremacist hate group is recruiting in PA
4/6/22View ReportWorker-owned cooperatives represent a new level of entrepreneurship
3/30/22View ReportSmall business struggle to access medical marijuana industry
3/23/22View ReportBiomanufacturing hub funded with $100 million gift
3/16/22View ReportPA considers statewide needle exchange
3/9/22View ReportPA among 21 states investigating use of cryptocurrency
3/2/22View ReportPA ranks 24th for legal protections of the LGBTQ community
2/23/22View ReportPittsburgh implements plan to reduce pollution from city lights
2/18/22View ReportPhiladelphia’s Common Table project aims to ignite food entrepreneurs
2/9/22View ReportPA among seven states without telehealth legislation
2/2/22View ReportChambersburg council repeals LGTBQ+ discrimination protections
1/26/22View ReportPittsburgh embeds behavioral health into emergency response
1/19/22View ReportExposure to air pollution linked to increased mental health issues
1/12/22View ReportWV provides real time insight into births of PA residents
1/5/22View ReportResearch recommends support for sustainable Black homeownership
12/15/21View ReportWater utility partners with school to develop green storm water infrastructure
12/8/21View ReportPittsburgh offers new and affordable housing in blighted neighborhood
12/1/21View ReportAllentown plans to bridge the digital divide
11/22/21View ReportPennsylvania legislature poised to eliminate community bail funds
11/17/21View ReportPA supports affordable housing to the tune of $10 million
11/10/21View ReportCommonwealth establishes helpline for families seeking food reimbursements
11/4/21View ReportPhiladelphia ‘villages’ allow seniors to age in place
10/28/21View ReportGeography contributes to inequities by school district across PA
10/21/21View ReportPandemic highlights health challenges related to obesity
10/14/21View ReportNew report highlights Pennsylvania’s innovation economy
10/8/21View ReportPhilly Fed researches inclusive recovery for workers
9/23/21View ReportState and local pensions offer mixed results but new efforts improve position
8/4/21View ReportOrganizations recognize arts & crafts as valuable economic generators in PA
7/28/21View ReportWell City challenge aims to improve millennial health and Black business
7/21/21View ReportSupreme Court upholds ruling regarding foster care
7/14/21View ReportMore public pension challenges could cost taxpayers
7/7/21View ReportThe Institute examines PA’s public health infrastructure
6/30/21View ReportRegional solutions needed for public services and safety amid COVID-19
6/23/21View ReportNEPA’s residential real estate market attracting buyers
6/16/21View ReportCriminal record expungement gaining momentum in states, including PA
6/9/21View ReportHazleton Police Department ordered to remove language barrier
6/2/21View ReportPennsylvania work requirements to resume in July
5/19/21View ReportRegion faces shortage of part-time police officers
5/12/21View ReportOn-the-ground strategies underway to reduce vaccine barriers
5/5/21View ReportPA redistricting may head to high court again
4/28/21View ReportFor the first time, PA voters elect lawmaker who is openly autistic
4/21/21View ReportRegional mass transportation takes another hit
4/13/21View ReportPandemic reveals need for unemployment system upgrades
4/6/21View ReportLocal nonprofits offer community support at multiple levels
3/26/21View ReportPennsylvania ranks 2nd in COVID-19 vaccinations, improves provider map
3/19/21View ReportInitiative to identify and reduce causes of health disparities
3/12/21View ReportHelp available for renters struggling due to the pandemic
3/5/21View ReportCOVID-19 vaccinations complete at all PA nursing homes
2/26/21View ReportChildcare worker subsidy replaced an incentive for staff higher education
2/18/21View ReportHome care industry strained by pandemic
2/12/21View ReportNEPA Health Care Foundation rolls out Careers in Care, nursing scholarship program
2/5/21View ReportPA Senate approves $912M pandemic recovery aid bill
1/27/21View ReportSome grocers will pay workers to get vaccinated
1/22/21View ReportTANF enrollment has declined in Pennsylvania
1/14/21View ReportPennsylvanians continue to seek safety net programs
1/6/21View ReportPA’s free pre-K program provides a meaningful boost
12/21/20View ReportThe COVID vaccine is here — what does that mean for PA schools?
12/14/20View ReportCommunity organizations boosted by tax credits
12/7/20View ReportPhilly’s alternative to landlord-tenant court is preventing eviction
11/25/20View ReportPA faces a several billion dollar tax shortfall thanks to the pandemic-affected economy
11/18/20View ReportWilkes-Barre forming committee to seek COVID-19 funding for residents
11/11/20View ReportTwo local districts among most underfunded by state
10/29/20View ReportDowntown W-B receives DCED Keystone Communities Main Street designation
10/21/20View ReportTo jumpstart relief program, Wolf gives landlords more flexibility to collect unpaid rent
10/12/20View ReportHow should PA boost student learning during pandemic?
10/5/20View ReportCOVID-19 creates higher demand for food pantries
9/28/20View ReportUnited Way of PA releases results of COVID-19 impact survey
9/14/20View ReportWolf calls for more funding to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19
9/14/20View ReportWolf calls for more funding to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19
9/8/20View ReportCounty Cares Commission discusses program that helps young adults at risk
8/21/20View ReportStudents of color offer solutions to make PA public universities more equitable
8/14/20View ReportLuzerne County has high rate of ventilator hospitalizations
8/6/20View ReportPA cancels volunteer coronavirus contact tracers, moves to hire 1,000 paid staff
7/27/20View ReportPA workers fearful as deadline looms to renew $600 jobless benefits
7/17/20View ReportHow a tax incentive to reduce blight could affect PA municipalities
7/10/20View ReportReport on population and income growth not the whole story, officials say
7/2/20View ReportWondering how we're doing at flattening the curve in Northeast PA?
6/26/20View ReportPA will give health systems $175 million to lead coronavirus response in struggling nursing homes
6/19/20View ReportWhat does the Supreme Court’s ruling on discrimination mean for PA?
6/12/20View ReportWolf to appoint watchdog, establish commission to oversee State Police
6/5/20View ReportCoronavirus hinders census efforts to reach hard-to-count Latino households in central PA
5/8/20View ReportRenters face uncertainty amid COVID-19 outbreak
5/29/20View ReportPA gets federal funding to fight food insecurity
5/22/20View ReportExtra unemployment assistance available in Pennsylvania
5/15/20View ReportGovernor Wolf announces New Deal-esqe civilian corps to help with COVID-19 response
5/1/20View ReportPA reopening complicated by geography, population
4/23/20View ReportMigrant workers on Pennsylvania farms are at high risk
4/6/20View ReportPA.'s vulnerable populations hit hard with COVID-19 impact