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Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Redistricting

March 22, 2015Sonoma County Gazette

Why Health Data Matters: A User’s Perspective

March 11, 2015

West Virginians Look Toward The Sun, Say No To Coal, Fracking

February 19, 2015 MintPress News

White People Are Far More Likely to Get a Loan and Own a Home in Los Angeles

February 9, 2015 Curbed LA

North-South Divide Profound in S.B. Well-Being Study

February 8, 2015 Santa Barbara Independent

Domestic Violence: Silence is its Greatest Ally

February 3, 2015 The Huffington Post

Sonoma County – Update on NOW 2015 State of the County

February 1, 2015 Sonoma County Gazette

A Refreshing Outlook for Sonoma County

January 23, 2015The Press Democrat

The States of Our Union … Are Not All Strong

January 20, 2015Politico Magazine

Portrait of Lower Russian River Community Health and Well-being

January 7, 2015Sonoma County Gazette

Close to Home: Resolved: Support the Community

December 28, 2014The Press Democrat

Closing The Data Loop

December 16, 2014Markets for Good

‘First Look': New Report on Kern Shows Areas for Improvement but also Provides Solutions

December 15, 2014The Bakersfield Californian

Well-being: How Does San Diego Measure Up?

December 15, 2014U-T San Diego

Sonoma County Supervisors to Weigh Preschool Expansion

December 13, 2014The Press Democrat

The Five Californias Revisited

December 13, 2014The Madera Tribune

California’s Future Hinges On Latinos’ Well-Being: Report

December 12, 2014NBC News

Los Angeles is the Most Unequal Place in California

December 11, 2014 — LA Curbed

Residents in Southwest, North Long Beach Earn Less Than Eastsiders, Study Finds

December 11, 2014Orange County Register

Measure of America’s A Portrait of California 2014–2015

 December 10, 2014 — The California Endowment

Whites Earn Twice as Much as Latinos in L.A.

December 10, 2014 — LA Weekly

Latinos Get Lowest “Well-Being” Score In California

December 9, 2014BuzzFeedNews

Measuring Human Progress

December 9, 2014Stanford Social Innovation Review

Arizona Organizations Work To Reduce The Number Of Disconnected Youth In The Valley

December 3, 2014KJZZ

Data Tools for Policymaking: The Opportunity Index

November 18, 2014The Progressive Pulse, North Carolina Policy Watch

ICAN Addressing Homeless Youth Education in Chandler

November 17, 2014The Arizona Republic

Zane Delivers Health Action Report to Rohnert Park

November 7, 2014The Community Voice

Phoenix Out to Reduce Economic, Human Cost of Disconnected Youth

October 23, 2014Cronkite News

10 Best & Worst States for Education – Is Yours on the List?

October 22, 2014The Stir

These Are The States Where Kids Have The Best Opportunities In Education

October 21, 2014The Huffington Post

Opportunity Increases Nationwide Since 2011, Yet Many Americans Are Still Left Behind

October 20, 2014Digital Journal

Educational Opportunities Grow, But Millions Still Out of School, Out of Work

October 20, 2014US News

Microsoft CEO Apologizes for Gender Pay Gap Comments

October 10, 2014 — CNBC

Campaign to “Fight for $15!” in Sonoma County

October 3, 2014 — Sonoma County Gazette

Nonprofits Can Use ‘Portrait of Sonoma’ to Paint a New Future

October 2, 2014 Sonoma Valley Sun

Blueprint Sought to Address Disparities for Latino Community

October 2, 2014The Press Democrat

Why Don’t People Move for Better Opportunities?

September 30, 2014The Washington Post

Editorial: Behind the Valley ‘Portrait’

September 26, 2014Sonoma Index-Tribune

Second Disconnected Youth Summit: Phoenix, AZ

September 17, 2014Second Disconnected Youth Summit

Statistical “Portrait” of Sonoma County

September 12, 2014Sonoma Valley Sun

The 5 Best and Worst States for a Well-Lived Life

July 29, 2014The Week

The Best and Worst States for a Life Well-Lived

July 21, 2014The Fiscal Times

Economic Opportunity at Lowest Point in Decades, but Social and Educational Opportunities Soar

July 21, 2014 Latin Post

Moving the Needle on Youth Disconnection

July 7, 2014Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Report: Americans Have Less Economic Opportunity Since 1970

July 7, 2014 — C-SPAN

Lifespans in U.S.A. States Ranked From Longest to Shortest

July 2, 2014ABC News

Forty Years of Progress — Or Not

July 1, 2014The Seattle Times

Youth Are Worse Off Now Than in 1990

June 30, 2014U.S. News & World Report

The State of the American Dream: Safer, Smarter, Poorer

June 25, 2014Nonprofit Quarterly

Dropouts Cost Arizona $7.6 Billion

June 25, 2014The Arizona Republic

The American Dream Over the Past Few Decades, in 6 Maps and Charts

June 25, 2014The Washington Post

Congrats, America. You Have Less Economic Opportunity Than You Did in 1970

June 24, 2014The Washington Post

Your ZIP Code May Be Dragging You Down

June 24, 2014 — National Journal

Even as U.S. Economic Opportunity falls, Study Finds Broader Gains

June 24, 2014Reuters

A Human Portrait of the Springs

June 18, 2014 Sonoma Valley Sun

County Limits E-cigs

June 11, 2014Sonoma Valley Sun

Report Outlines Disparities Among Sonoma County’s Neighborhoods

May 30, 2014 The Press Democrat

Sonoma County Report on Health and Community Well Being

May 22, 2014 Sonoma County Gazette

Valley Has High Percentage Of “Disconnected Youth”

May 16, 2014KJZZ

Summit Calls for Getting “Disconnected Youth” Back to School

May 12, 2014Arizona Education News

Oh, Right, Help Thy Neighbor: Helmsley Takes on New York’s Problems

May 2, 2014 Inside Philanthropy

Measures of America—and Maine

April 7, 2014 — Maine Community Foundation

Tackling poverty: Working-class earning flat

March 29, 2014 — Des Moines Register

How long can a baby born today in Minnesota expect to live?

March 27 2014 — BringMeTheNews

Interview with Kristen Lewis on Marketplace Morning Report

March 27, 2014 — Marketplace

Where the Middle Class Thrives

February 20, 2014 — CNN Money

Map: What Country Does Your State’s Life Expectancy Resemble?

Feb 3, 2014 The Atlantic

Black Youth at Higher Risk of “Disconnection”

November 19, 2013 Black Voice News

The Living-in-the-Basement Generation

November 19, 2013 — Detroit Metro Times

Dismal Numbers For Disconnected Youth

November 21, 2013National Journal

Interview with Kristen Lewis on Morning Edition


November 4, 2013WNYC

GOP Struggles in Big City Politics


October 30, 2013NPR’s The Takeaway

Minnesota Ranks High in Measurements of Well-Being

November 3, 2013Brainerd Daily Dispatch

The Top 10 Cities for Disconnected Youth Are…

October 31, 2013Bustle

Chart of the Week: A U.S. Human Development Index

November 1, 2013Pew Research Center

Disconnected Youth: A Challenge for Our Country, But One We Can Tackle

November 5, 2013Huffington Post

Disconnected Nation: 5.8 Million Out of School and Out of Work

November 6, 2013US News

The Top 5 Cities for Disaffected Youth

October 22, 2013Bloomberg Businessweek

Billionaires’ Row and Welfare Lines

October 25, 2013New York Times

The Living-in-the-Basement Generation: How Young Adults are Faring in America’s Twenty-Five Biggest Metro Areas

November/December 2013Washington Monthly

U.S. Economic Mobility Improving Very Slowly

October 21, 2013Wall Street Journal Blogs

Zip Codes Continue To Determine Upward Mobility In America

October 29, 2013Sacramento Bee

The Cold, Hard Fact About the Geography of the American Dream

October 23, 2013PolicyMic

Where Opportunity Is Hardest to Find

October 21, 2013The Atlantic Cities

Poverty Reports Underscore Challenge for Local United Way

September 14, 2013 The San Bernardino Sun

Report: Phoenix Area Leads Nation in Idle Youths

August 21, 2013Arizona Republic

Connecticut: We’re Number One!

July 11, 2013Your Public Media

HISPANIC HEALTH: Why Are U.S. Latinos Outliving Whites?.

July 18, 2013Hispanically Speaking News

DC Has a Higher Proportion of Bachelor’s and Graduate Degrees Than Any Other City

July 14, 2013In the Capital

Inequality: Shifting the Spotlight From Wall Street to Your Street

July 9, 2013Huffington Post

Edward Snowden Can Go to Venezuela, Nicaragua, or Bolivia. Here, We Help Him Decide.

July 10, 2013Washington Post

Huffington Post on the Bronx

July 9, 2013Welcome2TheBronx

This Week in Poverty: The Unfinished March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

June 28, 2013The Nation

Willingness to Invest Improved Quality of Life but For How Long?

June 30, 2013Seattle Times

We’ve Got Issues, But Connecticut’s Not Texas

June 28, 2013The Hartford Courant

Michigan’s “Well-being” Dropped Over Decade While Other States Improved

June 25, 2013MLive

Survey: Connecticut Is The Best State In The Country

June 25, 2013Daily Voice, Weston

America’s Fracking Economy Isn’t Helping Anyone

June 25, 2013Motherboard, Vice

Closing The Tech Industry’s Gender Gap Requires Better Data

June 25, 2013All Tech Considered, NPR

Illinois Citizens Ranked 16th In Overall Well-being, New National Data Shows

June 26, 2013Progress Illinois

Michigan Declined the Most Nationwide on Human Development Index

June 20, 2013Michigan Radio NPR

Connecticut: Best State in the Country?

June 21, 2013East Haven Patch

Thank God for Mississippi: Another Study, Another Low Rank for Arkansas

June 21, 2013Arkansas Times

New Study Ranks Arkansas Second Worst State in America

June 21, 2013Arkansas Matters

New Study Ranks Connecticut as the Best State

June 2013Connecticut Magazine

Sorry, Maryland, Things May Not Be That Bad

June 22, 2013Baltimore Sun

Is Connecticut the Best State Now?

June 20, 2013Slate

Well Being Rises in Every State but Michigan

June 20, 2013Wall Street Journal

‘Red States’ Rank Low On U.S. Human Development Index

June 19, 2013Forbes

Reclaiming America’s Youth and Recovering Our Economy (by Chelsea Clinton)

June 19, 2013Huffington Post

The New Measure of America


June 19, 2013Marketplace, American Public Media

Americans Healthier, More Educated — and Poorer

June 19, 2013Bloomberg

The Young and the Disconnected

December 13, 2012In These Times

Am I Poor? (Video)

March 19, 2013HuffPost Live

Dominican University Photo Project Aims to Raise Awareness About Educational Inequality in Marin

March 25, 2013Marin Independent Journal

Arizona Youth ‘Dropped’ and Disconnected?

March 5, 2013Tucson Sentinel

The State of America’s Well-Being

February 28, 2013Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Best Revenge? Outliving Your Congressman

February 5, 2013The Gazette

Does Congress Represent You?

February 4, 2013 — Camel City Dispatch

Services Lacking for NYC’s Disconnected Youth

February 7, 2013The Epoch Times

Members of Congress Better Off Than Most Americans, But Die Sooner

January 31, 2013Philadelphia Inquirer

Group Hopes Congress Will Consider Demographic Differences

January 31, 2013Roll Call

The Fix: How Congress is Not Like America (in One Infographic)

February 1, 2013Washington Post

The Case for Public Investments: Appealing to the Purse Strings as well as the Heartstrings

November 26, 2012Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

How to Get High School Dropouts into ‘Recovery’? Ideas Bloom Across US

January 15, 2013Christian Science Monitor

“Social Impact Bond” Buzz Heads West

January 10, 2013Bond Buyer

Ron Kaye: Holiday Philanthropy is Vital in Time of Cutbacks

November 21, 2012Press Telegram

Hundreds of Thousands of Youth in Metro Area Adrift: Report

October 22, 2012WNYC

An Inside Look at the Middle-Class Squeeze

October 16, 2012US News & World Report

Interview on Cocoa Mode

September 22, 2012Sirius XM Radio

Detroit’s Disconnected Youth

September 19, 2012 — WDET News

In the News: CPS Grads to Get City Hiring Preference

October 1, 2012Catalyst Chicago

San Diego Youth Development Ranks Third Among Metro Areas

September 21, 2012Independent Voter Network

Get Your Life Together: Study Shows Black And Latino Youth Are Most “Disconnected” In America, Unemployed, Not In School

September 27, 2012Bossip

Latinas, Black Males Most ‘Disconnected’

September 27, 2012The National Journal

Photo ID Laws Could Disenfranchise Black Youth

September 26, 2012– The Seattle Medium

One in Seven: Ranking Youth Disconnection in the 25 Largest Metro Areas

September 26, 2012Journalism Center on Families & Children

Unemployed And Undereducated: Study Finds Black Youth Are Disconnected

September 21, 2012Madame Noire

More Young Adults Strike Out On Their Own

September 20, 2012Marketplace

Program Looks to Improve Troubled Syracuse Schools

September 24, 2012North Country Public Radio

Live at ICIC’s Economic Summit: Equity and the Changing Demographics of America

September 20, 2012Initiative for Competitive Inner City Blog

1 In 7 Young People Are Not Working Or In School: Measure Of America Study

September 19, 2012The Huffington Post

One in Seven Youths Age 16-to-24 Nationwide Out of School and Out of Work

September 17, 2012 — AlterNet

Editorial: Bipartisan Failure on Economy

September 17, 2012 — The Orange County Register

Opportunity Index 2012

Opportunity Index 2012

How does your state or county measure up in terms of opportunity? Have things improved since last year? Take a look at the second annual Opportunity Index 2012, with rankings by state and county. Read more.

Opportunity Index 2012

How does your state or county measure up in terms of opportunity? Have things improved since last year? Take a look at the second annual Opportunity Index 2012, with rankings by state and county. Read more. 

Youth Disconnection Rampant In 25 Largest Metro Areas, Black Teens Impacted Most: What Is It?

September 14, 2012Huffington Post

‘Disconnected’ Youth Costing $93.7 Billion Annually

September 16, 2012Education Week

Detroit Third in U.S. for Disconnected Youths

September 13, 2012WHTC

Dismal News: Metro Detroit Ranks 3rd in Nation With “Disconnected Youths”

September 13, 2012 — Deadline Detroit

Twin Cities Youth Rank High in Education, Employment

September 13, 2012Minnesota Public Radio

Number of Youths Living on the Margins is Growing

September 14, 2012EdSource

Study: Metro Detroit Has Nation’s Third-Highest Rate of “Youth Disconnection”

September 13, 2012Michigan Radio

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

September 14, 2012The Atlantic Cities

Census: Middle Class Shrinks to an All-Time Low

September 12, 2012The Washington Post

Metro Detroit 3rd Worst in Nation in Disconnected Youths

September 13, 2012Detroit Free Press

Midday Matters: Interview with Measure of America

August 27, 2012WBOI NPR Indiana

A New Way to Measure the Economy

August 26, 2012The Journal Gazette

Who Will Provide for the Providers?

August 30, 2012 Baltimore Sun

Silver Medalist: The Second Most Expensive City

August 15, 2012Pacific Standard

What Can Mississippi Learn From Iran?

July 27, 2012The New York Times

A Tale of Two Cities, and Two Life Expectancies

July 26, 2012 California Healthcare Foundation 

The Anti-CNBC Rankings – Why RI is a Well-being Success Story

July 26, 2012 — 

D.C., Don’t Let Politicians Ruin That Smile

July 22, 2012Washington Post

D.C. Atop List of 25 Cities for Women’s Well-Being

June 28, 2012 National Journal 

You’ll Want to Live in Philly in 2032 – if We Play Our Cards Right

June 28, 2012 — Philadelphia Real Estate Blog 

Kristen Lewis Discusses Women’s Well Being in the Twin Cities on the Jordana Green Show

June 28, 2012 — CBS Minnesota

Minority Report: America Will Be Defined By These Huge Demographic Shifts

June 14, 2012 — Business Insider

Cleaveland: World Laps U.S. in Math, Science Scores

June 14, 2012 — Chattanooga Times Free Press

Talk Back with Hugh Hamilton

June 6, 2012WBAI 99.5 FM

George Lucas Exposes Underbelly of Affordable Housing Debates

June 4, 2012Nonprofit Quarterly

McEwen: Fresno’s Future Depends on Improved Student Performance

June 2, 2012Fresno Bee

How the Paycheck Fairness Act Can Help Democrats Win Elections for Years to Come

June 4, 2012The Nation

Measuring Five Different Californias

June 1, 2012Marketplace

Gene Weingarten: A Portrait of the New Feminist

May 24, 2012Washington Post 

D.C. Women Have Highest Well-Being

May 18, 2012NBC Washington

D.C. Tops List of Best Cities for Women

May 17, 2012WTOC 103.5FM

DC Ranks High For Women’s Well-Being

May 15, 2012 — NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams 

The Best City for Women in America? Washington, D.C

May 15, 2012Yahoo

Best U.S. Cities for Women’s Well-Being

May 15, 2012Mental Health News 

Don’t Mess with Massachusetts

May 14, 2012Slate

Women, Be Well: The Twin Cities is (Almost) Tops

May 14, 2012Star Tribune 

Twin Cities Among Best For Women’s Well-Being

May 11, 2012CBS Minnesota

Big Gaps in the Big Apple: Measuring Well-Being in the New York Metro Area

May 10, 2012Philanthropy New York

Twin Cities Fourth-Best Metro for Women’s Well-Being, Says Measure of America Study

May 10, 2012CityPages

Do Washington DC Women Have the Best Quality of Life?

May 2, 2012Daily Mail

By the Numbers: SF Women’s Well-Being

May 2, 2012 - The Bay Citizen

Detroit on List of Best Cities for Women’s Well-Being

May 1, 2012WXYZ

Best Cities For Women: 25 U.S. Metropolitan Areas Ranked For Women’s Well-Being

April 30, 2012Huffington Post

Boston Women Have the 3rd Highest Well-Beings in the Country

April 30, 2012BostInno

Baltimore 8th Best for Women’s Well-Being

April 30, 2012Patch

Cocktail Crossfire: Is Washington Horrible for Women?

April 30, 2012The Atlantic

Washington Tops U.S. Cities for Women’s Well-Being, Report Says

April 30, 2012Washington Post

Best U.S. Metros for Women’s Well-Being

April 30, 2012The Atlantic

Best Cities in America for Women

April 27, 2012Forbes

DC Women Have the Highest Well-Being in the Country

April 27, 2012In The Capital

Bay Area Women have it Good, Study Finds

April 26, 2012San Francisco Chronicle

More than Doctors and Drugs

April 26, 2012Houston Chronicle

Top U.S. Cities for Women’s Well-Being Ranked

April 25, 2012WeNews

From the Richest to Poorest in New York City

April 24, 2012Marketplace

California’s Marin County Ranked #1 with the Healthiest Men in America

April 22, 2012The Examiner

Study: Marin County Men have the Highest Life Expectancy in the Nation, Women Rank No. 2

April 19, 2012Marin Independent Journal

Why Women Weather Recessions Better than Men

April 13, 2012The Washington Post

Culture of Poverty in America

April 12, 2012Huffington Post

SchoolsRule-Marin, Venables Bell, IJ Relaunch Fundraising Campaign

April 5, 2012Marin Independent Journal

Asian Population Swells in Bay Area, State, Nation

March 22, 2012San Francisco Chronicle

Means, Ends, and Democracy in California

March 9, 2012California Mwananchi

The Six Worst States for Sleep

March 9, 201224/7 Wall Street

Does Marin Give Enough?

March 1, 2012Marin Magazine

‘Portrait of Marin’ Report a Reminder of County’s Gaps

February 29, 2012Marin Independent Journal

Lib at Large: A Portrait of Two Marins

February 25, 2012Marin Independent Journal

On the Human Scale, is America a Lightweight?

February 17, 2012 — American Reporter

In Marin County, Poverty Exists Alongside Wealth

February 16, 2012California Watch

Upfront: The Picture of Dorian Marin

February 10, 2012 — Pacific Sun

A Portrait of Marin: Marin County Human Development Report 2012

Creating Opportunities

February 5, 2012Marin Independent Journal

Budget Cuts Force Closure of Longtime Sausalito Infant, Toddler Center

February 4, 2012Marin Independent Journal

Truthful ‘Portrait of Marin’

February 3, 2012Marin Independent Journal

A Disturbing Glimpse of GOP’s Low Tax/Limited Regulation Utopia

February 1, 2012Huffington Post

Taking a Close Look at Marin

January 31, 2012 — Op-Ed by Thomas Peters, President & CEO, Marin Community Foundation:  Marin Independent Journal

Parents Fear Budget Cuts Could Slash Child Care Subsidies

January 23, 2012Marin Independent Journal

Teens Weigh in on Education

January 20, 2012Lancaster Online

Radio Interview: Marin County Income Inequality

January 19, 2012KQED

New Report Reveals Disparities in Marin County

January 19, 2012Foundation Center

Report Analyzes County’s Racial, Economic Disparity

January 18, 2012Pacific Sun

New ‘Portrait of Marin’ Report Explores Marin’s Income Inequality Gap

January 18, 2012Marin Independent Journal

Prosper and Live Long

January 18, 2012San Francisco Chronicle (Scroll Down)

Gap Between Marin High/Low (Earners) Explored

January 18, 2012NBC Bay Area

A Portrait of Marin Launches!

January 18, 2012Humantific

Marin Community Foundation to Host Discussion Based on New Report

January 14, 2012Marin Independent Journal

Metrics Matter: A Human Development Approach to Measuring Social Impact

Interactive Map and Data Measures Economic Opportunity Across States

Acknowledging The Great Divide

December 7, 2011Humantific

Alabama Ranks Low in Opportunity Measures

December 6, 2011The Crimson White

California Hosts the Best and Worst Features of USA

December 2, 2011Articles Factory

MA Ranks Third in Nation in New Measure of Opportunity in USA

November 29, 2011TuBoston

Report: Nevada Ranks Last in Nation in Job Opportunity

November 28, 2011Las Vegas Sun

Opening Doors to Opportunity in the Mississippi Delta

November 19, 2011Mississippi Center for Justice

Forum Presents Disparities in Californians’ Well Being, Role and Response of Philanthropy

November 15, 2011UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Time to get Hungry for U.S. Poverty Solutions

November 13, 2011Kansas City Star

The Mess In Mississippi

November 11, 2011Huffington Post

Opportunity Nation?

November 9, 2011Reuters

Money Isn’t Everything

November 4, 2011The Daily

Opportunity Nation: By Measuring Opportunity, Index Hopes To Restore Access To The American Dream

November 4, 2011Huffington Post

Opportunity Nation Joins Non-Profit Partners to Host the 2nd Annual National Summit on Opportunity and Poverty in Washington, D.C.

November 4, 2011Catholic Charities USA

Latinos in California’s Central Valley Lag Behind

October 26, 2011New America Media

Measure of America Wins IIID Award

October 27, 2011Humantific

‘The Forsaken Five Percent’

October 19, 2011Harvesting Health

Dream Act Delivers for Immigrants

October 17, 2011The Highlander

How to Close the Wage Gap Without Paying Men Less

October 9, 2011The Huffington Post

Gains Made in Equality of Incomes in Downturn

September 30, 2011The New York Times

Could London-style Riots Happen in New York City?

September 30, 2011The Nation

Bay Area Income Beats State, U.S., Census Shows

September 22, 2011San Francisco Chronicle

Young People Hit Hard as U.S. Poverty Rate Increases to 15.1 Percent

September 14, 2011Mercury News

Aid to College Students Benefits All of Us

September 7, 2011Times Union

Resource for Policymakers: The American Human Development Project

August 31, 2011Policy For Results

Latinos, Numbers and the Real World

August 15, 2011Huffington Post

Poverty Kills. Better Policy, Not Better Medicine, Is the Solution.

July 26, 2011Huffington Post

What’s Your Human Development Index?

July 22, 2011Health DATAbytes

The Nitty-Gritty of Going Beyond GDP

July 13, 2011Remapping Debate

Unequal: Well-Being Gap

July 7, 2011The Charleston Gazette

America Gets “Measured” — and the Results Aren’t Pretty

July 6, 2011Remapping Debate

Does the Bay Area Have the Best Quality of Life — or the Worst?

The Wealth Gap Is .75 Miles Wide

July 3, 2011 — New York Magazine

The California Dream is Fizzling Out

June 27, 2011CNN

Spotlight on Poverty Webinar: The Common Good Forecaster


June 8, 2011Spotlight on Poverty

Cassidy: Silicon Valley’s Haves Could Save Have-Nots

June 4, 2011The San Jose Mercury News

Latinos Live Longer Despite Health Obstacles

June 3, 2011Ventura County Star

‘Haves’ vs. ‘Have Nots’ Object of New Report

May 31, 2011Los Altos Town Crier

Pete Manzo: Many in Bay Area are Faring Worse

May 29, 2011The Record Searchlight

Rating California (For the First Time). Are We Special, or Just Adequate?

Time is Now for Fresno Slogan: Education City

May 23, 2011 — Fresno Bee

United Way Index Shows Large Income, Education Gaps in L.A., Orange Counties

May 23, 2011 —  Los Angeles Business

Modesto Struggling, Report Concludes

May 23, 2011The Modesto Bee

A Tale of Five Californias – and How to Bring Them Together

May 23, 2011Spotlight on Poverty

Study Illustrates Profound Quality-of-Life Disparities Across California

County’s ‘Portrait’ Not a Big Surprise

May 22, 2011Ventura County Star

California Still Leads U.S., Including in Inequality

May 19, 2011Reuters

New Report Shows Large Disparities Among Los Angeles Area Residents in the Areas of Health, Education and Income

May 19, 2011WBRC FOX

Well-Being Index Shows Mixed News for Blacks in California

May 19, 2011The Wave

Quality of Life Report Tough on Area

May 19, 2011The Porterville Recorder

Latinos: Mucho Aún por Avanzar

May 18, 2011La Opinion

San Diegans Rank High in California for “Well Being”

May 18, 2011XETV-CW TV6

In California, L.A. Region Trails the Bay Area, San Diego and Sacramento in Health, Wealth, Education

May 18, 2011 — Los Angeles Daily News

Study: Valley “Bypassed, Struggling, Forsaken”

May 18th, 2011 — KYNO

San Diego Ranks 2nd in Well-Being Study

May 18, 2011KSWB- FOX TV5

Silicon Valley Earns High Marks In Well-Being Study

May 18, 2011KCBS

California: Home of the Haves and Have-Nots

May 18, 2011 AOL News

Dan Walters: Latest Numbers Reveal Two-Tier California

May 18, 2011The Sacramento Bee

Drilling Down into California’s Have and Have-Not Worlds

May 18, 2011LAObserved

San Diego, La Jolla Get High Ratings For Healthy Cities

May 17, 2011La Jolla Light

Study: Valley Among State’s ‘Struggling, Forsaken’

May 17, 2011Business Journal

The Buzz: How Many Californias Are There? Try Five

May 17, 2011Sacramento Bee

Inland Area Fares Poorly in Look at Well-Being

May 17, 2011 Press-Enterprise

SD Ranked High In Well-Being Study

May 17, 2011 — KGTV

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for May 17

May 17, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle

Report Breaks Down Quality of Life into 5 Californias

May 17, 2011 —  Los Angeles Business

State Ranks High for ‘Well-Being,’ but Local Results Vary

May 17, 2011 —  California Watch

Huge Well-Being Study Finds Five Disparate Californias

May 17, 2011Sacramento Bee

State’s class gap becomes startling

May 17, 2011 La Jolla Light

Study Shows Quality of Life in Central Valley is Worst in CA

May 17, 2011KSEE

Life and Opportunity are Good in Metro SF

May 17, 2011The Bay Citizen

State Ranks High for ‘Well-Being,’ but Local Results Vary

May 17, 2011California Watch

Inland Area Fares Poorly in Look at Well-Being

May 17, 2011The Press-Enterprise

Study: H.D. Among “Struggling California”

May 17, 2011Victorville Daily Press

Study Suggests Quality-of-Life Disparity Creates ‘Five Californias’

May 17, 2011Ventura County Star

Banana Republic or Opportunity Society? Part II: The Transnational Perspective

How Does Your State Stack Up on Measures of Human Development?


April 19, 2010New America Foundation

America’s Most Distressed Areas and Their Neglected Infections: The United States Gulf Coast and the District of Columbia

March 29, 2011Public Library of Science

What the Economics?

March 29, 2011The Garden Island

Safety’s No Accident

March 29, 2011National Conference of State Legislatures

Barking up the Right Tree

March 23, 2011 A Voice in the OT Wilderness

EVENT: New America Foundation’s The Measure of America, Mapping Risks and Resilience, on March 31, 2011

March 23, 2011Daily Agenda

What’s Good for Business Must Also be Good for Ordinary People

March 17, 2011 St. Louis Today

Exploring Communities From Numbers To Nuance

March 16, 2011 Northern California Grantmakers

The High Risk of Caricature

March 16, 2011 NewsWorks

New on the Reading Shelf

March 15, 2011 International Institute for Sustainable Development

Rights at Risk

March 9, 2011 Human Rights Watch

Unintended Consequences: Chamber Report Shows That “Good” for Business May Be Bad for People

March 7, 2011 Remapping Debate

Virginia’s 8th District Tops Group’s Health Index

March 2, 2011FortHuntPatch

Human Development Index in the US

March 1, 2011 Inside JVC

Guest List: Today’s Newsmakers

February 28, 2011 The Washingtonian

How Comic Book Hero ‘Unemployed Man’ Can Save The World

February 28, 2011 death+taxes


February 25, 2011Felix Salmon, Reuters

How Long Do People Live in Your District?

February 24, 2011Yahoo News

Infographic We Love: A Map of American Health

February 24, 2011 The Atlantic Wire

Map Puts Arlington at Top of the Healthy Heap

February 25, 2011 ARL now

Third World America

February 24, 2011Humanosphere

Texas Lags in Measure of “Human Development”


February 7, 2011 Houston Public Radio (Listen here)

Quality of Life Study is Worth Reviewing for Oklahoma Policymakers

February 4, 2011The Oklahoman

Family-Friendly Policies? In the U.S., Not So Much

January 11, 2011MarketWatch

Measuring American Well-Being: SSRC’s Human Development Project Issues Report

January 10, 2011Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA)

Mapping the Measure of America

January 7, 2011United Way

Research and Publications on Child Poverty

January 7, 2011UNICEF Blog

By the Numbers: What Really Counts in Life? And How Does Houston Rank Against Competitor Cities?

December 29, 2010Houston Chronicle

Census Data: Women-Owned Businesses Growing

December 26, 2010 Daily Comet

Census data: Women-owned businesses growing

Measure Of America: Houston Lags Behind

December 15, 2010Houston Press

Measuring America

December 15, 2010NPR’s All Sides with Ann Fisher

National Index Gives Michigan, Area Low Economic Marks

November 29, 2010Argus-Press

Is Andy Moving to New Jersey?

November 28, 201060 Minutes

Study: 2nd district Has Good Overall Well-being — For Texas, At Least

November 25, 2010 Ultimate Lake Houston

Wide Gaps in Well-being Across the U.S.


November 24, 2010Marketplace, American Public Media


Walk a Mile to Live Two Extra Years

November 24, 2010Economy 4.0, Marketplace

The Closer the Focus, The Deeper the Divide

November 23, 2010Too Much

Interacting With America: Human Development, Crime and Other Indicators for the United States

November 22, 2010 The Economist

American Human Develoment Project: Kentucky part of ‘Third World’ America

November 20, 2010 Insider Louisville

Infographic: Does America Have “Developing States”?

November 20, 2010Good

Mapping American Well-Being

November 19, 2010Fixing the Future, PBS

The True Measure of America

November 19, 2010The Maddow Blog

America By the Numbers

November 19, 2010The Daily Dish, The Atlantic

Cool Internet Map of America

November 19, 2010The Hairpin

New York Gets Third Place for Human Development

November 18, 2010The New York Times

Britain to Introduce ‘Happiness Index’


November 17, 2010Marketplace, American Public Media

How Selected American States Compare to Various Countries

November 16, 2010The Economist

Infographic of the Day: Quality of Life Varies Wildly Across America

November 16, 2010Fast Company

Where Does Your State Rank in Well-Being?

November 16, 2010Science and Religion Today

The American Human Development Index


November 16, 2010 - WNYC 93.9 FM, The Brian Lehrer Show

America, the Land of Limited Economic Opportunity

November 15, 2010The Close, Business News Network

Asian-Americans Live Well in the Garden State

November 15, 2010Wall Street Journal

How Do States Measure Up on the Well-being Scale? This Study Tells You

November 13, 2010Los Angeles Times

Connecticut Ranks No. 1 in Well-Being Study

November 11, 2010Hartford Courant

What the Economy Needs is a US Sized Oil Spill; Or, Lessons in Measuring What Matters

November 11, 2010New America Foundation

Well-being Survey Reveals Racial Divide

November 10, 2010The Washington Post

Attention West Virginians: Move to Connecticut

November 10, 2010The Wall Street Journal

Measuring America – New Book Presents Current Data on the American Human Development Index

November 10, 2010 - Open Left

Connecticut Residents Live the Best Lives: Study

November 10, 2010 - NBC Connecticut

Measure Of America Project: Colorado Scores High On Well-Being Index

November 10, 2010Huffington Post

Connecticut Residents Are Tops in Well-Being

November 10, 2010MSNBC

As Promised, Those Dallas-Fort Worth Details from the American Human Development Index

November 10, 2010Dallas Observer

How’s Your Well-being? Find Out Here How Americans, Alabamians and You Are Doing

November 10, 2010The Birmingham News

Where Does Dallas Stand on the Human Development Index? Let’s Go to the Report!

November 10, 2010Dallas Observer

DC Region Ranks 1st in Well-being Survey

November 10, 2010 - Associated Press

Connecticut Tops Well-Being Survey: 5 Most Interesting Findings

November 10, 2010AOL News

Connecticut Residents Are Tops in Well-Being

November 9, 2010Live Science

West Virginia Ranks Dead Last in Well-being, Study says

November 11, 2010The Charleston Gazette

Talk Back!


Wednesday November 10, 2010 — WBAI with Hugh Hamilton
Listen to Part I | Part II (Zip files)

Open Letter to the Bipartisan Fiscal Commission

October 7, 2010 – PR Web, PDF

A Rare Sight

October 5, 2010Baton Rouge Business Report

One Step Forward, Two Steps Apart on UN’s Development Goals.

September 22, 2010 – Colorlines: News for Action

Happy Labor Day to the Unemployed

September 2, 2010 – The Huffington Post

Barry Weisberg on Urban Violence

August 24, 2010 – Chicago Public Radio WBEZ 91.5

Measuring Deprivation: The New Multidimensional Poverty Index of the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative

July-August 2010 – International Budget Partnership

The co-founder of a project measuring American well-being sees hope for the next century in spite of poor results

May 28, 2010 – Need to Know

Population Study Finds Change in the Suburbs

May 8, 2010 – The New York Times

Happy in New Jersey

May 4, 2010 – New York Times

“The Limits of Policy” by columnist David Brooks

May 3, 2010 – The New York Times

Also see the response from AHDP co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis.

A New Index Fills in the Portrait of Human Well-Being

May 2, 2010 – Philadelphia Inquirer

Asians in Jersey get top marks for health and income

April 29, 2010 – The Star-Ledger (NJ)

100-Year Gap in Well-Being Between Haves and Have Nots in U.S. Population: New Study Finds Vast Differences in Quality of Life Within U.S. Population

April 28, 2010 – ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

Report Reveals Disparities in Well-Being among Racial and Ethnic Groups in U.S

April 28, 2010 – Scope

Looking to Live Better? Move to New Jersey

April 28, 2010 – Wall Street Journal

Health Care Reform Passed, Now What?

April 27, 2010 – The Huffington Post

‘Treme': A Sharp Divide Between Rich and Poor

April 12, 2010 – The Atlantic

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: a chance for grantmakers to consider racial equity

March 22, 2010 – National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Study Indicates Money Can’t Buy You Longevity

March 20, 2010 – Dubuque Telegraph Herald

New Yorkers Are Living Longer, Study Finds

March 4, 2010 — Queens Chronicle

The Right Measures

March 3, 2010 – Stanford Social Innovation Review

ASA Footnotes, Vol. 38, Issue 2 (Feb. 2010)

“The Measure of America: Introducing the American Human Development Project”

The Measure of America: Introducing the American Human Development Project

Vying for Votes

February 4, 2010 – MÁS Magazine

Rep. Costa faces threat from the left

January 15, 2010 – Fresno Bee

Testimony of Wendy Pollack, Director, Women’s Law and Policy Project, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law, December 16, 2009

December 16, 2009 – Testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee

Rationing Healthcare? We’re Already Doing It

December 4, 2009 – Carnegie Ethics Online

A Paradox of Plenty – Hunger in America

November 24, 2009 – Reuters

On the Margins in Rural America: Crow Creek Indian Reservation, South Dakota

November 23, 2009 – 2010 Hunger Report

In Rural Kentucky, A Surprising Twist On The Health Debate

November 13, 2009 – Kaiser Health News

Unhealthy America

November 4, 2009 – The New York Times

Women Gaining Ground in the Oilfield

November 2, 2009 – The Daily Comet

Damsel in Distress Seeks Better Policies, Bigger Paycheck, Prince Who Does Housework

October 22, 2009 – The Huffington Post

Dropout Prevention Should Be Top of the Class

October 13, 2009 – The Huffington Post

In Louisiana, a Great Racial Divide

October 13, 2009 – The Dailykos

Baton Rouge: the best and worst place to live

October 7, 2009 – LSU Tiger Weekly

A chance for real improvement

September 28, 2009 – The Daily Comet

G-20 Missed the Point: The Real Wealth of Nations is People

September 28, 2009 – The Huffington Post

Time to Decolonize Louisiana

September 25, 2009 – The Advertiser

Report shows ‘huge’ disparities

September 23, 2009 – Houma Today

Report: Life expectancy for African-Americans in N.O. rival that of some developing nations

September 18, 2009 – WWLTV

New Orleans Blacks Don’t Live As Long As North Koreans

September 18, 2009 – Hip Hop Wired

GDP an Inaccurate Measure of Stark Disparities in United States, Fails to Show Whole Picture in Louisiana

September 18, 2009 – The Huffington Post

Baton Rouge gets best, worst rating in study

September 17, 2009 – Associated Press

Racial, economic disparities revealed in new report on living conditions in Louisiana

September 17, 2009 – The Times-Picayune

Lifespan of African-Americans in New Orleans Rivals North Koreans

September 17, 2009 – The Huffington Post

Unnerving Statistics

September 17, 2009 – New York Times Economix Blog

Sarkozy: GDP Is a Limited Measure


September 14, 2009 – Marketplace

Health Habits vs. Life Expectancy vs. Spending

August 19, 2009 – New York Times Economix Blog

Philanthropy In/Sight: Mapping the Future

July 22, 2009 – Philantopic

Creating a world of good – Foundation Center presents interactive philanthropy visualization

July 20, 2009 – TheDailyTell

Philanthropy In/Sight: Mapping Foundations

July 15, 2009 – Tactical Philanthropy

Black Kids Close the Gap in Reading: Still Trail Their Peers

July 14, 2009 – “National Public Radio News Blog

Tool shows benefits of education in communities

July 13, 2009 – The Herald Dispatch

South Side Education News & Notes

July 2, 2009 – South Side News Leader

Study: Blacks in Pine Belt earn less

June 14, 2009 – Hattiesburg American

The Human Development Index–A Better Measure Of Where We Stand

June 6, 2009 – Open Left

Some More Stuff From the American Human Development Project

June 5, 2009 – The Map Scroll

What’s New: From the U.S. Department of Education

May 29, 2009 – The Education Innovato

Going Back in Time: Progress, or Lack Thereof, Around the Country

May 27, 2009 – The New York Times

Let them eat cake, educationally speaking

May 27, 2009 – Show Me Progress

What Does the Human Development Index Measure?

May 22, 2009 – New York Times Freakonomics Blog

Improving state’s future rests with more education

May 17, 2009 – NewsOK

Common Good Forecaster Measures Education and Well-Being

May 18, 2009 – Take Part

We Can Pay for Education Today – Or Prisons Tomorrow

May 14, 2009 – Huffington Post

Website estimates education’s effect on health, crime, income

May 13, 2009 – USA Today

Can America Fail?

Spring 2009 – The Wilson Quarterly

The Measure of America: American Human Development Report, 2008-2009

March 19, 2009 – The New England Journal of Medicine

America is #… 15?

March 4, 2009 – The Nation

Measuring Up America

February 9, 2009 – Talking Points Memo

More families are struggling as the economic divide widens

February 8, 2009 – Deseret News

A Portrait of Mississippi: A New Report Shines Light on Poverty in the Struggling State

February 2, 2009 – Facing South

The Measure of America….by Hugh Hamilton

February 1, 2009 – …and Another Thing

Interview with co-author Kristen Lewis on “A Portrait of Mississippi”

January 27, 2009 – Talk Back! WBAI-New York

Report Shows That Mississippi Blacks Have Worse Outcomes Than Whites on Some Quality of Life Indicator

January 27, 2009 – Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report

Mississippi Human Development Maps

January 27, 2009 – Vox

Study: Life Span of Black Males in Miss. Shorter

January 27, 2009 – Clarion Ledger

Mississippi Report: “Rankin County has best quality of life”

January 26, 2009 WLBT TV 6:00 News

“Favorite Books of 2008″ – #1

January 3, 2009 – The Globalist

“Peter’s Digital Reference Shelf” Book Review

December 2008 – Gale Cengage Learning

“The Measure of America” – Website of the Day

December 18, 2008 – Larry Ferlazo

Social Determinants of Health

December 2008 – Health Affairs

An Obama Holiday: What To Give A Progressive President And His Team

December 5, 2008 – Huffington Post

5 Truths About Health Care in America

December 1, 2008 – Time Magazine

The Good Life

November/December 2008 – Boston Review

Making Ends Meet In The Middle

November 23, 2008 – Tampa Tribune

The Need to Combine Social and Health Policy

November 18, 2008 – Boston Globe

For Many Families, Gap’s Getting Wider

October 26, 2008 – Free Lance-Star, VA

Author Says Middle Class Status Not What It Used To Be

October 19, 2008 – Index Journal, SC

Watch Out For Pitfalls During Financial Turmoil

October 19, 2008 – Montgomery Advertiser, AL

Study Puts Focus on Improving Schools

October 12, 2008 – Index Journal, SC

Rail, Economy On Table

October 1, 2008 – Reston Connection, VA

Health Care: The Other Answer

September 25, 2008 – Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Metro Spirit Book Review

September 17, 2008 – Metro Spirit, GA

Hey Big Number, Make Room For The Rest Of Us

August 31, 2008 – New York Times

Forming A More Perfect Measure

August 31, 2008 – New York Times

Improving the Human Condition

August 20, 2008 – Santa Monica Daily Press

Interview with Co-Author Kristen Lewis

August 15, 2008 – Audio: Bread and Roses, KBOO

The American Human Development Report

August 5, 2008 – PolySigh

Audio: Chicago Public Radio, August 4, 2008

“U.S. Lags Behind on Human Development Index”

A Measure of Who We Are

August 2, 2008 – Brattleboro Reformer

Quality of Life Study; Live Longer, Prosper Elsewhere

July 28, 2008 – Northwest Indiana and Illinois Times

Poor Ranking A Part of Life for Kern

July 26, 2008 – Bakersfield Californian

Audio: Saturday Morning Talkies, KPFA, July 26, 2008

Interview with Co-Author Kristen Lewis

Congressman Jim Moran’s News Commentary

July 24, 2008 Fall Church News Press, VA

$217 Million per hour on healthcare, but U.S. still falls Short

July 23, 2008 –- Los Angeles Times

Study: Coastal OC Healthy, Wealthy, Wise

July 22, 2008 OC Register

Moderate and Lower Earners Under More Pressure

July 22, 2008 Reuters

US Slips Down Development Index

July 22, 2008 –- BBC News

Audio: Day To Day, NPR, July 21, 2008

“Tough Economic Times in Fresno”

Commentary by Richard Florida

July 21, 2008 Creative Class

New report ranks the San Joaquin Valley one of the nation’s Poorest

July 18, 2008 Bakersfield Now, CA

Human Development Project Introduces New Measurement of Americans’ Well-Being

July 18, 2008 Philanthropy News Digest, Foundation Center

Audio: The Takeaway, PRI, July 18, 2008

Radio Interview with John Hockenberry

New Study Ranks U.S. Well-Being

July 17, 2008 -- Washington Times

“American Inequality Highlighted by 30-year Gap in Life Expectancy

July 17, 2008 Independent (UK)

Measuring America

July 17, 2008 — Time Magazine

Part of Central Valley Ranks Last in National Study of Quality of Life

July 17, 2008 — Los Angeles Times

Development: US fails to Measure up on ‘Human Index’

July 17, 2008 –- UK Guardian

Hard to be an Optimistic American

July 16, 2008 — Daily Kos

Results are in: California’s San Joaquin Valley is the Worst

July 16, 2008 -– McClatchy Newspapers

Florida Ranks 24th in New Measure of U.S. Well-Being

July 16, 2008 –- Tampa Tribune, FL

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