In addition to funding investigator-initiated grants through its calls for proposals, Policies for Action (P4A) collaborates with Research Hubs led by universities and nonprofit research and community organizations across the country. The Hubs provide a transdisciplinary setting to develop, implement, and manage a program of strategic policy research to explore how policies, laws, and regulations can decrease racial and other health inequities.
P4A's Hubs conduct research within specific issue areas, such as housing, transportation, and financing, and provide strategic support for the program and its grantees. They bring valuable expertise and experience conducting critical policy research at the local, state, and national levels.
Current Research Hubs
The Policies for Action Research 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 Policies for Action Research 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 Policies for Action Research 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.
The Policies for Action Research 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 Policies for Action Research 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.