Supporting publication of the Future of Children on research into preventing children's health problems

The Foundation's Making Prevention Matter initiative was designed to support strategies that shape the national dialogue on prevention's role in improving health and the economy.This project will produce one volume in the Future of Children series, which focuses on prevention and child health. The Future of Children is a journal that is a joint project of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Brookings Institution. The objective of the journal is to publish synthesis articles on various aspects of child health that are aimed at practitioners and policymakers. The journal publishes two issues each year, and foundations or private individuals sponsor half of the cost of each issue. The Future of Children project has a successful media strategy, which includes a distribution list of approximately 20,000 readers, as well as an active Web presence and social-media participation. Research described in Future of Children issues has been covered in major newspapers, such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The contents of the issue to be funded by this grant will include articles on promoting health in early childhood; mental health; and the roles of the family, schools and businesses in child health. This content is highly related to the focus of the Enterprise Prevention Work Group. In addition to the journal issue itself and ancillary policy briefs, the grant will support a practitioner conference at Princeton University in fall 2014, as well as an additional launch event at the Brookings Institution.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $148,508.00

Awarded on: 5/2/2013

Time frame: 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2015

Grant Number: 70572


Princeton University

1 Nassau Hall
Princeton, 08540-2001


Sara Smith McLanahan
Project Director