What We're Learning

Evidence for Action (E4A) funds research evaluating the population health, wellbeing, and racial equity impacts of programs, policies, and practices. What We're Learning is a repository of media pieces, research articles, presentations, reports, and other materials highlighting E4A supported research and findings. Sort by topic or resource type. 

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Receiving the cash transfer alone ($150 a week) led to an increase in healthy behaviors and a reduction in unhealthy behaviors such as drinking alcohol, using marijuana, taking prescription medication without a prescription, being in a physical fight, carrying a weapon, or using a vapor product.
Briefs, Reports, and Infographics resource
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With later school start times, parents who had at least one student in middle school or high school reported later wake times and increased sleep duration, averaging an additional 20 minutes of sleep per night, while there were no changes for parents of only elementary school children that had earlier school start times.
Published Research resource
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Access to 2-year post-high school institutions positively impacts schooling attainment, as well as subsequent employment and earning levels. This is particularly evident for whites and Hispanics.

Published Research resource
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Banning college affirmative action policies has important adverse spillover effects on health risk behaviors for underrepresented minority 11th and 12th graders, suggesting that social policies that increase socioeconomic opportunities could improve population health, wellbeing, and equity.
Published Research resource

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