States are now in position to equitably and efficiently spend the large and temporary influx of federal relief funds. Key next steps for policymakers include determining which policy investments and innovations to carry forward and addressing the racial and ethnic disparities and economic inequality that have worsened during the pandemic.
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The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector. Visit the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center for more information specific to its staff and its recent research.