Publications Our Research on the Greater DC region. Signature IssuesBuilding strong, inclusive neighborhoodsCreating healthy and safe communitiesMeeting basic needs TopicsAdolescents and YouthAffordable housingAgingChildrenCommunity Engaged MethodsCrime and JusticeEconomic Growth and ProductivityEducation and TrainingFamiliesGender and SexualityHealth and Health PolicyHousing and Housing FinanceImmigrants and ImmigrationIncome and WealthJob Market and Labor ForceNeighborhoods and community-buildingNeighborhoods, Cities, and MetrosNonprofits and PhilanthropyPay for SuccessPoverty, Vulnerability, and the Safety NetRace and EthnicityTaxes and Budget Brief Evidence-Informed and Community-Based Recommendations for Improving Black Maternal Health April 16, 2021 The Urban Institute collaborated with the National Birth Equity Collaborative, a national nonprofit organization that creates solutions that optimize Black maternal and infant health, to produce a research brief that centers Black expertise, exper Research Report A Preliminary Study of Service Use across Colocated Providers October 29, 2019 Human services organizations that share space or “colocate” often reap benefits in property management, administrative services, and opportunities for collaboration. Research Report Three Decades of Mary's Center's Social Change Model September 16, 2019 This report tells the story of the first 30 years of Mary’s Center, documenting its evolution from a basement clinic to a nationally recognized federally qualified health center (FQHC) serving nearly 55,000 participants in 2018. Research Report Trauma-Informed Community Building and Engagement April 26, 2018 Residents in public housing and other low-income or marginalized communities live with the daily stressors of violence and concentrated poverty, which stem from historic and structural conditions of racism, disenfranchisement, and isolation. Brief Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation: Coverage Implications for Washington, D.C. Residents January 18, 2017 Congress is currently considering partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process. Research Report Health Needs in the Washington Metropolitan Area: Potential Initiatives for Investment by CareFirst June 23, 2016 In December of 2014, the District of Columbia (DC) Department of Securities and Banking determined that the cash reserves held by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield were "excessive" and ordered the company to spend $56 million on community health nee Journal Article Midwifery Care at a Freestanding Birth Center: A Safe and Effective Alternative to Conventional Maternity Care May 9, 2013 The Family Health and Birth Center in Washington, D.C. provides accessible, culturally appropriate prenatal care and delivery services to low income women. Journal Article Expanding Health Coverage in the District of Columbia: DC's Shift from Providing Services to Subsidizing Individuals and Its Continuing Challenges in February 17, 2011 In 2001 Washington, D.C. ceased paying for services to the uninsured via its underperforming public hospital and associated clinics. Research Report Health Insurance Coverage in the District of Columbia: Estimates from the 2009 DC Health Insurance Survey May 4, 2010 This chartbook presents results from a survey of insurance status and options in the District of Columbia, conducted with 4,717 households in fall 2009. Only 6.2% of residents report being currently uninsured, among the lowest rates nationally. Brief Reducing the Revolving Door of Incarceration and Homelessness in the District of Columbia: Data Sources, Methods, and Limitations March 27, 2009 As part of the Reentry Housing Forum, "Reducing the Revolving Door of Incarceration and Homelessness in the District of Columbia," this paper presents the number of people who used jail only; shelter only; jail and shelter; jail, shelter, and Fir Research Report Providing Maternity Care to the Underserved January 13, 2009 This comparative case study describes the organization, delivery, and content of care of three maternity care models serving low-income women at risk of poor birth outcomes in Wards 5, 6, and 7 in Washington D.C.