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"Stress of Being Poor Creates Health Risk"

The Sacramento Bee
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"No Program for Inmates at Life's End"

The Boston Globe
Related Grantee: Pew Charitable Trusts
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Advancing the Use of Evidence in Social Policy

A brief from the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy outlines an increasing demand for and uptake of evidence-based approaches to policymaking, especially in the federal government. Read More
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Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Public Policies

A new online resource provides policymakers with an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various programs as rated by eight national research clearinghouses. Read More

Results That Bring Change

MacArthur’s Interim President Julia Stasch and Policy Research Director Valerie Chang discuss the partnership between Pew and MacArthur through the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative. Read More
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Assessing State Health Care Spending

A collection of reports by the State Health Care Spending Project, a joint initiative of MacArthur and The Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
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New Mexico’s Evidence-based Approach to Better Governance

A brief highlights the accomplishments of New Mexico’s work with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to use sophisticated cost-benefit analysis to inform policy and budget decisions. Read More