What is Policies for Action?

Policies for Action (P4A) is a research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) administered through the National Coordinating Center at the Urban Institute and in collaboration with research hubs at New York University, the University of Michigan, and the Urban Institute.

Founded in 2015, the program funds research identifying policies, laws, and other regulatory tools in the public and private sectors that can support RWJF’s mission 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 three Research Hubs. The hubs, at the University of Michigan, New York University, 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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