The goal of the Policies For Action (P4A) program is to fund research that seeks to identify policies, programs, and laws in communities that contribute to a "culture of health" in America. Each research hub conducts pragmatic research that leads to actionable evidence about how public and private sector policies positively impact population health.

Our Purpose

To ensure the healthy development and success of children in Tennessee through cross-sector collaboration, relevant research questions, and rapid dissemination of findings to create pragmatic products and policies. 

Partners

OurPartners

 

The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Peabody College are partnering with the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Education, Tennessee Department of Finance (TennCare), NashvilleHealth, and Tennessee SCORE to achieve the aims of this project.

Goals

Goals

 

The research team is investigating long-term health and education outcomes of three prioritized populations in Tennessee: children exposed to opioids, children with adverse childhood experiences, and children of immigrant parents.

Timeline

Timeline

 

The Policies for Action research hub is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and will receive funding from November 1, 2018 until April 30, 2021.