Human Services

Homelessness

Homelessness is growing at alarming rate in Arizona, we need to address this problem.

Suicide

We rank as one of the states with the highest suicide rate.  We need to understand the problem so we can do better.

Opiate

The war on drugs and pharmaceutical production has led to increased proliferation. Where do we go from here? 

White Hat Democrats is a non-profit C4 organization which informs citizens and decision-makers on issues of critical importance to Arizona. Our goal is to constructively contribute to the discussion and shape policy-making at the state and local level.

We are currently seeking a researchers to prepare in-depth white papers on the following topics:

Homelessness and housing insecurity in Arizona. The paper should discuss root causes of homelessness at the micro and macro levels and current solutions being implemented by both governmental and non-governmental agencies. Due to the specific demographics of Arizona, the paper should also focus on the differences between rural and urban homelessness and housing insecurity.  

Suicide in Arizona. The paper should discuss root causes of suicide at the micro and macro levels and current solutions being implemented by both governmental and non-governmental agencies. Due to the specific demographics of Arizona, the paper should also focus on the different effects of suicide on both rural and urban communities.

Opiate addiction in Arizona. The paper should discuss root causes of opiate addiction at the micro and macro levels and current solutions being implemented by both governmental and non-governmental agencies. Due to the demographics of Arizona, the paper should also focus on the specific effects of opiate addiction on rural and urban communities.

Project Guidelines

Each white paper will be 20-30 pages and synthesize the secondary research on the specified topic. The paper will be made publicly available on the White Hat Democrats website and distributed to relevant stakeholders. The principal researcher will be credited as author but the final product will be subject to editing and approval by the White Hat Democrats staff.

Each white paper should include the following:

1. 1-2 page Executive Summary
2. Methodology
3. History of the Issue in Arizona
4. Current Landscape in Arizona
5. Review of current and proposed policies, legislation and regulations
6. Discussion of Intersection with Other White Hat Democrats Targeted Issues
7. Citation and References (Chicago Manual of Style)

Application Requirements

Applicants to write for WHD should have a graduate degree or be currently enrolled in a graduate program directly related to the subject matter of the white paper.

Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

1. Letter of intent explaining the area and subtopic the applicant is interested in writing in
2. Current C.V.
3. Sample of previous work
4. 200-250 word abstract for proposed white paper
5. Letter of recommendation (optional) 

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