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Illinois Mandates Use of New Affordability Index When Making Public Investments

The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that requires five state agencies to use the Housing and Transportation Index when planning and making public investment decisions around the state. Read More
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Reducing Maternal Mortality

MacArthur’s grantmaking to reduce maternal mortality focuses on developing innovative models that can eventually be scaled up, enhancing the skills of health professionals, promoting informed advocacy on issues related to maternal mortality, and research. Read More

MacArthur and Gates Foundations Support White Ribbon Alliance to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Together, the two foundations awarded $4.9 million to help the WRA make pregnancy and childbirth safe for women and newborns around the world. Read More

Reducing Maternal Mortality in India

Research of MacArthur Fellow and grantee Sue J. Goldie suggests that better family planning, improved emergency obstetrical care, and support for safe abortion could significantly reduce maternal mortality in India in less than a decade. Read More

Book Review by Judith Helzner on The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World

MacArthur Director of Population and Reproductive Health Judith Helzner reviews Michelle Goldberg's book. Read More

New Report Highlights Reproductive Health Needs of India’s Youth

The MacArthur-supported "Youth in India: Situation and Needs" is the first comprehensive report on the sexual and reproductive health needs of young Indians. Read More

Spanish Translation of Journal Supports Maternal Mortality Prevention in Latin America

A grant from MacArthur allowed Family Care International to produce a Spanish-language version of the scientific journal The Lancet for Mexico and Latin America. Read More

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