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Winston-Salem Poverty Thought Force Final Report

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POVERTY THOUGHT FORCE

POVERTY THOUGHT FORCE FINAL REPORT _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Contents SECTION I: Overview ................................................................... 2 SECTION II: Forsyth Futures Analysis: Risk Factors for and Outcomes of Poverty ................................. 4 Poverty .................................................................................... 4 Employment ............................................................................ 6 Income ..................................................................................... 7 Education ................................................................................. 8 Health ...................................................................................... 9 Housing .................................................................................. 10 Homelessness ........................................................................ 10 Food Insecurity ...................................................................... 11 Conclusions............................................................................ 13 SECTION III: Thought Force Recommendations ....................... 14 Overarching Conclusions ....................................................... 14 Exemplary National Initiatives............................................... 14 Policy Recommendations by Topic Area ............................... 16 SECTION IV: Suggested Next Steps ........................................... 21 APPENDIX A: In-depth Poverty Thought Force Recommendations by Topic Area, including Ongoing Local Efforts and Community Comments ................. 22 Education ............................................................................... 23 Health .................................................................................... 27 Housing .................................................................................. 32 Hunger/Food Insecurity ........................................................ 38 Jobs/Workforce ..................................................................... 42 APPENDIX B. - Poverty Thought Force Members ..................... 48 APPENDIX C. Poverty Thought Force World Cafés ................... 49 APPENDIX D: Sources ............................................................... 51 1

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