NYU Wagner chosen to continue as RWJF's Policies for Action (P4A) research hub

          In its first three years as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policies for Action (P4A) Research Hub, NYU Wagner conducted a series of path-breaking studies examining connections between policies outside the health care system (primarily in the housing, transportation, and education sectors) and health. The glue holding these studies together was Wagner’s unprecedented access to New York State Medicaid data containing records for over 6 million enrollees annually from 2006 to the present. By educating local policymakers about the rich potential of this data, Wagner has begun to help these leaders formulate better, and bigger, questions about the health of those they serve.

        NYU Wagner is now delighted to share the news that its involvement in the RWJF-sponsored research project, focused on the non-health policies that can help foster healthy communities, or a “culture of health,” will continue for three more years. Led by Dean Sherry Glied, Wagner researchers will focus on policies affecting housing stability, criminal justice, and education -- a new, substantive emphasis stemming from growing evidence that the relationship between socioeconomic status and health outcomes is mediated by place.