Policies for Action Announces Five New Research Hubs

Policies for Action (P4A) is pleased to announce five new research hubs that will investigate various health and racial equity topics. The hubs—housed at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, The New School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Minnesota, and the University of California, Berkeley—are part of P4A’s mission to build the evidence base that will help build a Culture of Health. Using cutting-edge and community-engaged methods, the hubs will produce high-impact research to answer critical policy research questions and inform discussions around the best ways to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be healthy, with particular attention to addressing racial and ethnic disparities. 

The hub at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research aims to explore the root causes of racial, economic, and health disparities and how they might be overcome to advance equitable outcomes for women, families, and communities of color.  

The hub at the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy at The New School aims to investigate direct income support and cash transfer policies as an economic right and a medium through which policymakers can abolish poverty in the United States.   

The hub at the Community Innovators Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aims to study community-driven housing interventions and their impacts on racial inequities in health and well-being. 

The hub at the University of California, Berkeley aims to investigate economic and related policies that enhance the incomes and well-being of low-wage working families and address racial disparities.  

The hub at the University of Minnesota aims to identify, analyze, and share antiracist policy strategies and develop a body of evidence that can eliminate racial injustice and improve health and well-being.  

Hub leadership will also work collaboratively with the national coordinating center at the Urban Institute to identify creative ways to elevate P4A research for advocates, policymakers, community leaders, and others working to improve population health, well-being, and racial equity in this country. 

Learn more about P4A’s research hubs.