New Case Studies: Population Health: The Translation of Research to Policy

September 17, 2018

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars (HSS) program was designed to build the nation’s capacity for research, leadership, and policy change, while addressing the multiple determinants of population health. One of its goals was to produce a cadre of scientific leaders who could contribute to this research and spearhead action to improve overall population health and eliminate health inequities.

This report takes a case study approach using six diverse examples of science to policy translation generated by Scholars in the HSS program from 2003 to 2016. The topics range from unhealthy food sources to transportation to climate change. The Milbank Memorial Fund is publishing these case studies in the hope that many audiences, including students, will use them to learn about the connection between research, decision making, and policy.

Read the case studies.