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 and the current status of our work

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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

Strengthening Policy through Research

Long before the current recession, rising deficits, an aging population, spiraling healthcare and entitlement costs, stagnant economic growth, and other issues were threatening America's long-term fiscal health. 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

Grantee’s Work Leads to New Evidence-Based Program

MacArthur grantee the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy played a key role in advising the Office of Management and Budget about the rigorous standard of evidence used in an effectiveness evaluation that led to the scaling up ... Read More

Facts & Fictions about an Aging America

This article published in Contexts magazine debunks common myths about aging in America. Read More

Fiscal Summit Addresses Deficit Reduction

Several MacArthur grantees and members of the Foundation-supported Committee on the Fiscal Future of the United States participated in the recent Fiscal Responsibility Summit convened by the Obama Administration. Those selected to participate included the Brookings ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

MacArthur's President discusses the Foundation's support for science, focusing especially on research around conservation and climate change. Read More

Fair Pay Act Signed Into Law

President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for people subjected to pay discrimination to challenge the practice in court. The law reverses a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ... Read More