Conference on the impacts of nonhealth policy on population health

This grant supports a conference on the effects of nonhealth policy on the health of individuals and the American population. The conference will focus increased attention on research and public policy that consider six social fields that are thought to affect health: (1) housing and neighborhoods/communities; (2) civil rights; (3) income support over the life course; (4) welfare programs and reform; (5) education; and (6) employment and macroeconomic performance. The grant will provide partial support for the preparation of conference papers (the conference is planned for fall 2005 in Washington, D.C.) and publication of the papers in issue briefs and a book. The project will provide information about the social factors that influence the health of vulnerable populations and point to social interventions that could directly improve the health of people in communities. This information can advance the Foundation's vulnerable populations objective of identifying innovative approaches to delivering direct services to individuals with health problems. The conference will include 100 participants, and the papers prepared for the conference will be published in a book and made available to the Foundation's Web site as issue briefs. The Foundation's support represents partial support for the conference and the proceedings. Other funders include the University of Michigan and at least one other foundation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 12/13/2004

Time frame: 1/1/2005 - 6/30/2006

Grant Number: 52522


University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

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


Robert F. Schoeni
Project Director