Center for Public Policy Priorities
How We Work




At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure. 


These five stages represent how CPPP works to expand economic opportunity, ensure health and wellness, and invest in Texas.


Click below to find out more about our work:


Conduct
We conduct research and build data tools on barriers to opportunity for Texas families

  • Economic Issues for Women in Texas, a report series on the building blocks of economic security for the Dallas Women’s Foundation
  • It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Texas, a report and county fact sheets on the impact of a minimum wage increase
  • Texas Kids Count, our annual data project on child well-being
  • Texas Regional Opportunity Index, our data tool for tracking local economic health
Analyze
We analyze policy and develop policy recommendations based on sound data

  • Surprise Medical Bills Take Advantage of Texans used industry data to identify needed state changes to protect consumers from surprise medical billing
  • Keeping Kids with Family used data to develop recommendations for better support systems for grandparents who care for their grandkids
Educate
We educate local and state policymakers, the media, and others on current conditions for Texans and how to improve them

  • Hundreds of presentations and meetings annually with partners and policymakers around the state
  • Testimony on over 100 bills during the 84th legislative session
  • Over 35 media mentions per month on average and nearly 4,000 followers on Twitter
  • Trainings and webinars to explain complex state and federal policies
Partner
We work with partners to build momentum for change

  • Texas Forward brings together over 70 organizations to advocate for public investments
  • Cover Texas Now and Children’s Healthcare Coverage (formerly CHIP) Coalitions work to expand access to health care

  • Texas Fair Lending Alliance fights predatory lending practices
Advocate
We advocate for smart public policies at the state and local levels

  • Successfully advocated for universal breakfast in Texas’ public schools
  • Successfully increased transparency around one of the state’s largest tax giveaways
  • Fighting to close the health insurance coverage gap

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