What is Policies for Action?

Policies for Action (P4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) administered through the National Coordinating Center at the Urban Institute and in collaboration with five Research Hubs across the country. 

Founded in 2015, the program funds research identifying policies, laws, and other system and community levers in the public and private sectors that can support RWJF’s vision to build a Culture of Health.

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Our Collaborators & Projects

Along with funding investigator-initiated research, Policies for Action functions through collaboration with its five Research Hubs. The hubs, at Temple University, New York University, the University of Illinois at Chicago together with Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Michigan and the Urban Institute, conduct research within specific issue areas, such as housing, transportation, and financing and provide strategic support for the program and its grantees. The hubs bring expertise and experience in conducting research that matters at the local, state, and national policy levels.

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