Funded Projects

The Policies for Action program (P4A) 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.

Research is conducted at institutions across the United States. The projects by our Research Hubs and other grantees investigate policies and laws that are traditionally and directly correlated with health outcomes, but also nontraditional areas of focus that influence population health, well-being and equity — including policies and regulations from areas such as education, economics, transportation, justice, and housing.

Funded Projects

Principal Investigator: Sherry Glied - NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Principal Investigator: James Heckman - Department of Economics, Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: Justine Hastings - Economics & Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Principal Investigator: Sherry Ahrentzen - Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Jane Waldfogel - Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia University
Principal Investigator: Amelie Petitclerc - Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Hannah Cohen-Cline - Providence Portland Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Jamie F. Chriqui - University of Illinois at Chicago
Principal Investigator: Scott Burris - the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law