Policy Research

Advancing the development of more effective domestic policies by working to increase the policy impact of all strategies in the Foundation’s U.S. Programs.  Read our strategy

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Assessing State Prison Health Care Spending

Health care for prison inmates accounts for about a fifth of state correctional budgets, according to a report released by the State Health Care Spending Project. Read More
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Tracking Key Health Indicators

The amount a state spends on health care services is not necessarily correlated with better or worse health status, according to a report released as part of the State Health Care Spending Project. Read More

"Cost Of Expanding Oregon Medicaid Could Be Smaller"

Oregon Public Broadcasting
Related Grantee: Pew Charitable Trusts
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Assessing State Medicaid Spending

The State Health Care Spending Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation, released a 50-state study on Medicaid spending and enrollment trends. Read More

From Results First Initiative

Working with states to implement an innovative cost-benefit analysis approach that helps them invest in policies and programs that are proven to work.

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Julia M. Stasch

Interim President
Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
Portrait of Ianna Kachoris

Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer
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Tara Magner

Program Officer
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Lucy Blanco

Program Associate
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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
Portrait of Beth Gutelius

Beth Gutelius

Research Assistant
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Gerry Sims

Program Associate