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The MacArthur Foundation in India: Report on Activities

In this report: Message from the President Improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women Adolescents Sangath: Supporting Children and Adolescents Mahila Sewa Trust: Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Women Survey Examines Youth Sexual and ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the UN Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details how U.S. foundations can serve as important partners to the United Nations in achieving the latter's Millenium Development Goals. Read More

Group Moves to Prevent Unethical Recruitment of Foreign Educated Nurses

A Task Force representing unions, health care organizations, educational and licensure bodies, and recruiters today released the Voluntary Code of Ethical Conduct for the Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses to the United States. Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities Initiative

How Housing Matters is an ongoing, five-year, $25 million research initiatives to deepen the literature on the effect that investments in affordable housing have on social and economic outcomes. Read More

MacArthur's Judith Helzner Relates Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality

MacArthur Director of Population and Reproductive Health Judith Helzner’s article outlines low-tech, low-cost interventions to protect mothers during childbirth such as the anti-shock garment. Read More

Research Network on Mental Health Policy Research

The Network on Mental Health Policy Research aims to develop a knowledge base linking mental health policies, financing, and organization to their effects on access to quality care. Read More

MacArthur's Kole Shettima Describes Ways to Fight Maternal Mortality

In an opinion-editorial in the Nigerian Guardian, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima outlines how the country can greatly reduce the number of women who die during or after childbirth. Read More

Issue Briefs by MacArthur Research Network on Mental Health Policy Research

Eleven issue briefs were released by the MacArthur Research Network on Mental Health Policy Research at a conference that explored issues related to mental health in the mainstream of public policy on April 7. Competition and ... Read More

Policy Experts Call for Broad New Agenda for Mental Health Care

Legislators, policy makers and funders must acknowledge the critical role of mainstream institutions in providing mental health services in America’s informal mental health system Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Conference on Mental Health in the Mainstream of Public Policy

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci reflects on the Foundation's thirty years of mental health grantmaking and suggests steps to create an integrated system of mental health care. Read More

Mental Health

Despite the fundamental importance of mental health to individual, family, and societal well-being, mental health treatment and services have generally been viewed as outside the mainstream of public health. Disparities in availability and access, inequities in ... Read More

“MacArthur and Millennium Development Goal #5,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at a UN Dinner Hosted by General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim at the University Club

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's support of efforts to reduce maternal mortality and urges other foundations to also work to address the United Nation's Millenium Development Goals. Read More

Mexico Approves More Public Funding for Gender Equity

Based on information provided by a coalition of 12 MacArthur Population and Reproductive Health grantees, the Mexican House of Representatives increased the amount of public funds earmarked for programs that benefit gender equity by 1.5 ... Read More

Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases and the Biology of Parasite Vectors

To fight parasitic diseases like malaria, the Foundation supported the science underlying prevention by applying the tools of molecular biology and genetics. Read More

Letter to the Editor by Jonathan Fanton: Help For Safer Pregnancies, Deliveries

In a letter to the Chicago Tribune's editor, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes MacArthur's efforts to reduce maternal mortality in India and Nigeria. Read More