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Nevada’s Personal Care Aide Workforce

Health care workers are among those on the front lines of response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among this group of workers, personal care aides are among those most vulnerable to risk of exposure. This infographic provides some data on the personal care aide workforce in Nevada. See here for links to pdf versions: PCAs Infographic (English) and PCAs Infographic… Read more

Small Businesses and the CARES Act PPP Assistance

In addition to aid provided to individuals and families, the CARES Act offers significant assistance to small businesses and nonprofits. Included in the federal aid package is $349 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is earmarked for loans to small businesses, including nonprofits, to cover costs associated with maintaining their workforce.This program will… Read more

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Extreme Heat Exposes Critical Gaps in Nevada’s Built Environment

This opinion piece was originally published in the Las Vegas Sun. Nancy Brune and Lorena Rodriguez Every once and awhile, our professional and personal lives merge. That happened last week as we were finishing up our report, Strengthening Heat Resiliency among Communities of Color in Southern Nevada, (which was completed in partnership with Morrison Institute… Read more

Nevada is failing people with disabilities who want to work

Nancy Brune and Meredith Levine Policymakers in Nevada and elsewhere are laser-focused on ways to support and invest in our workforce to spur the pandemic-ravaged economy to return to its full potential. This exercise involves identifying people who are missing and thinking about ways to support them and reimagine a much more inclusive workplace. Women… Read more

First cut on census data: Nevada is diversifying, but it’s complicated

This piece was originally published in The Nevada Independent. By Nancy Brune and Kenneth Retzl In mid-August, the U.S. Census Bureau released the first tranche of data collected from the 2020 Census. There are a few interesting trends, one of which could have possible implications for decision makers and policy leaders in Nevada. 1.  … Read more

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