2Gen Toolbox

This case study was developed to share the application of human-centered design to a complicated social issue and to report the outcomes and learnings from this work. Reliable childcare and transportation issues were two significant challenges addressed to meeting the needs of women enrolled in a female-oriented career program in advanced manufacturing. United Way of Greater Cincinnati, June 2015.

This brief highlights the benefits of the federal and state Earned-Income Tax Credits as levers for lifting families out of poverty. Voices for Utah’s Children, June 2015.

This brief expounds on the benefits of expanded Medicaid coverage for low-income adults. Among the benefits discussed is better health coverage for parents results in less toxic stress for their children. Voices for Utah’s Children, September 2014.

Brief examines the damage done to students by way of chronic absenteeism from school, and how absenteeism and its effects are two-generation problems that require two-generation solutions. Voices for Utah’s Children, September 2014.

This brief studies the development of a multi-intervention 2Gen strategy to help single, first-time pregnant mothers in Salt Lake County. The three proposed interventions are Nurse-Family Partnership; Education and training for the mother, and; Two years of high-quality preschool for the child starting at age 3. Voices for Utah’s Children, August 2014.

This brief describes the origins and work of the state’s Intergeneration Poverty Commission and Intergenerational Poverty Advisory Committee. Voices for Utah’s Children, June 2014.