Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior

The Foundation's Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice for Healthy Youth Behavior Program was designed to improve the understanding of the role of policy and environmental factors in both youth alcohol, illicit drug, and tobacco use, as well as diet and physical activity to evaluate their effectiveness in reducing substance use and obesity among youth. This project will continue and expand work begun under a previous grant. It will lay out the history and rationale of the Bridging the Gap initiative, then discuss the specific research activities that will be enabled by this specific grant.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $2,334,365.00

Awarded on: 3/5/2003

Time frame: 3/1/2003 - 2/29/2008

Grant Number: 48241


University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

426 Thompson Street
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, 48106-1248


Lloyd Douglas Johnston
Project Director