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What We're Learning

Below we hightlight the latest findings from E4A grantees.
Preliminary findings from the first year of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration showed that guaranteed income reduced income volatility, led to more full-time employment, improved health and wellbeing, and alleviated financial scarcity creating new opportunities for self-determination, choice, goal-setting, and risk-taking.
Smoke-free worksite laws lead to reductions in current smoking, increases in smoking cessation, and decreases in recent vaping. However, adding vaping restrictions to these laws may have actually reduced their impact on current smoking among 18 to 25 year-olds.

Read the Paper: Adding Vaping Restrictions to Smoke-Free Air Laws
Income supports, such as unemployment insurance, can be an effective approach to improving food security.

Read the Paper: Unemployment insurance associated with declines in food insecurity for those who lost work during the COVID-19 pandemic
Supportive policies and center-level interventions are needed to improve food security and depression for the vital, yet vulnerable, population of Early Child Care and Education Workers.

Read the Paper: Food Insecurity Associated with Depression among Early Care and Education Workers

What We're Funding

Here are the projects we've funded so far this year.

Exploring the Impact of Playground Renovations on Academic Performance & Health

Findings from the study will inform policies that promote greenspace and playground access for students and community members; as well as aid in optimizing future siting locations for green playground renovations and improving designs to maximize the return on future investments.

Learn more.


Four Newly-Funded Studies to Advance Gender Equity

We’re excited to announce nearly $1 million in funding to four international teams aiming to advance gender equity in the U.S. The teams will study existing gender equity programs and practices from around the world, to provide insights for adapting similar interventions in the United States.
The "Investigating the Netherlands Gender Affirming Care Policy to Improve Transgender Youth Health Outcomes in the US" project has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is slated to begin in the summer of 2021.

E4A Methods Blog

The latest installments of the E4A Methods Blog explore:
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Applying to E4A

As a rolling program, you can apply at any time for research funding to evaluate the population health, equity, and well-being impacts of a program, policy, or practice.
Learn more about how to apply.

Featured Applicant Resource - Annotated Letter of Intent Excerpts

The annotated Letter of Intent (LOI) excerpts document is a compilation of de-identified excerpts from successful LOIs. The annotations include comments and tips for optimizing limited space and prioritizing information to include in the two-page narrative.
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