The Washington, D.C. based Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is the leading think tank on issues that impact blacks in the country. Supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundaton with a multi-year grant, it has placed an emphasis on highlighting the economic impact public policies and issues such as housing inequities, education, and affirmative action have had on communities of color for generations. With a focus on health advocacy, they have created the Health Policy Institute. It has become a valued place where black elected officials (including members of the Congressional Black Caucus) major organizations, and corporations, (including the mainstream media), can go for impartial information that they can trust and use on important minority issues.