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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 and the current status of our work

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Delaying Aging May Be a Better Investment Than Fighting Disease

Substantial health and economic returns from delayed aging may warrant a new course for medical research, according to a study by members of the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society. Read More
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Assessing Cities’ Vulnerability to Bankruptcy

A study takes an in-depth look at the fiscal health of six major urban centers to explore whether Detroit’s bankruptcy is an anomaly or the beginning of a trend that could spread throughout the country. Read More

"Is Detroit Contagious?"

The Washington Post
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"Social Scientists Seek New Ways to Influence Public Policy"

The Chronicle of Higher Education Read More