Designed to Thrive

Policy Paper
May 12, 2016

Social policy for families is broken. Instead of tinkering around the edges or simply demanding more funding, New America’s Family-Centered Social Policy initiative believes it is time to step back and re-design the way policy is made from its inception. 

This paper previews a report following this summer proposing a new strategy that is rooted in the principles of Universal Design, an approach that takes into account the needs and capabilities of the broadest range of participants when designing policies and that improves policy performance over time through feedback loops that prioritize ideas and input from real families