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Conservation & Sustainable Development White Papers

A collection of research, the white papers below cover a broad spectrum of work conducted within the conservation & sustainable development program. Read More

MacArthur Provides $2.2 Million to Support Long-Term Relief Efforts in Haiti

MacArthur is investing nearly $2.2 million to support long-range needs in the areas of health and communications. Read More

First Lady Highlights Need for Grocery Stores in Underserved Communities

As part of a campaign to prevent childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretaries of Agriculture and Treasury visited a Philadelphia grocer supported by MacArthur grantee The Reinvestment Fund, which helps finance grocery stores ... Read More

Interim Report Examines First Years of New Communities Program

MacArthur grantee MDRC released interim findings from its seven-year evaluation of LISC/Chicago's New Communities Program, a $50 million comprehensive neighborhood improvement initiative. The report focuses on the early development, roll-out, and first years of ... Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2009 Grant Recipients

Columbia (2009) Cornell (2009) Johns Hopkins (2009) Ohio State (2009) Princeton (2009) RAND-Inclusionary Zoning and Schools (2009) St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto (2009) University of Illinois at Chicago (2009) University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (2009) University ... Read More

Competitive Grants Competition Awards $6 Million to 13 Housing Research Projects

The projects will produce a base of empirical evidence to show how housing affects children’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development and how housing choices shape the economic, physical, and emotional well-being of adults. Read More

Creating a Platform for Sustained Neighborhood Improvement: Interim Findings from Chicago’s New Communities Program

Distressed urban neighborhoods face challenges on multiple fronts, but most efforts to confront these problems work in isolation of one another. Read More

The Benefits of Risk Factor Prevention in Americans Aged 51 Years and Older

Article by Network members examining how investments in preventive care for older Americans could reduce long-term health care costs for the nation. Read More

Opening Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci, MacArthur Fellows Science Series Lecture with Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses the Foundation's focus on science, especially in Chicago, and introduces Dr. Olopade, a 2005 MacArthur Fellow. Read More

Aging in America in the Twenty-first Century: Demographic Forecasts from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society

Network research finding that by 2050 Americans may live 3.1 to 7.9 years longer than official government projections, resulting in sharply higher costs for government programs that serve older citizens. Read More

Research on Health Reform Looks at Costs and Affordability Issues

A new report by grantee the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, concludes that by lowering the amount that Medicaid and Medicare pay for prescription drugs, Congress could generate substantial savings to help pay for comprehensive ... Read More

Maximizing Housing as Health Care Intervention

The National AIDS Housing Coalition has been awarded a $200,000 grant from MacArthur to support a national project which seeks to maximize the policy impact and cost-effectiveness of housing as a health care intervention for ... Read More

Mexico Announces New Strategy to Reduce Maternal Mortality

President Felipe Calderon of Mexico recently announced a new strategy to reduce maternal mortality based largely on a proposal written by the National Safe Motherhood Committee, a longtime MacArthur grantee. Read More

Nigerian Government Funds Expansion of Anti-Shock Garment

Based on the success of MacArthur-supported work to combat maternal mortality, the Nigerian government has allocated $11.7 million in this year’s budget to improve maternal health, including expanding the use of an anti-shock garment ... Read More

North Korea Agrees to Collaborate to Fight Tuberculosis

With support from MacArthur and grantee the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Stanford University has secured North Korea’s approval for collaboration with U.S. experts in combating tuberculosis (TB). North Korea has the highest incidence of TB ... Read More