Help Them Uncover How Policies, Laws, and Other Levers Influence Health – Read below for more information on this call from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
Policies, laws, and other levers in the public and private sectors can play a role in our collective health long after they’re drafted, legislated, or implemented—even when they’re penned in areas beyond the world of health and health care. For instance, researchers who recently revisited North Carolina’s efforts in the 1970s to invest in early childhood care and education discovered that the efforts led to better health, higher graduation rates, and higher income later in life.
These fascinating insights emerged from our Policies for Action (P4A) signature program—which is dedicated to generating actionable evidence about how, and how well, policies, laws, and levers in many different sectors impact health.
As P4A opens its second call for proposals, we want to fund research in health care and mental health, public health, education, the workforce, housing, criminal justice, planning and transportation, energy and the environment, technology, and more. We invite you to apply for P4A’s new call for proposals, with $2 million in funding that includes $500,000 dedicated to research that explores actionable policies to support children’s healthy weight or reduce childhood obesity. The CFP is open through March 10.