Housing Policy Experiment

Effects of a Housing Policy Experiment on Youth Behavioral Problems

This study is the only available large-scale study that has randomly assigned individuals to receive different neighborhood contexts, to support strong causal inferences of how neighborhoods shape mental health.

Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids, Health Futures

Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures (HKHF) aims to prevent childhood obesity by supporting health promoting environments where young children live (home), learn (preschool) and play (community).

Health Care

Innovation in Funding Prevention and Reducing Costs of Health Care in Massachusetts

For this study the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University will develop a white paper and a series of related documents that examine the implications of the various Massachusetts health care and payment reform bills for the financing of both public health and health-promotion efforts within the state.

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Northeastern’s Smoke-free Policy Evaluation

Recently, the efforts for  colleges and universities to become tobacco and smoke-free has gain significant strength. This evaluation seeks to follow Northeastern’s transition into a smoke-free campus.

Post-Partum Women and Infants Study (PPWI)

Post-Partum Women and Infants Study (PPWI)

This three-year project responds to an identified need to expand residential substance abuse treatment services for pregnant and postpartum Latina women in Boston.

Project Launch

Project LAUNCH

The LAUNCH project promotes the emotional, social, and behavioral health of young children by enhancing early childhood service systems.

Women's Project

Reducing Urban Women’s HIV Risk: Soap Opera Videos on Video Capable Cellphones

If the aims of this proposal are achieved, potentially hard to reach young urban women who may be at risk for HIV will be able to access health promotion videos on their own cell phones.

The Literacy Study

The Literacy Study: The meaning and impact of limited literacy in the lives of People with serious mental illness

The goal of this study is to increase our understanding of the prevalence of limited literacy among people using public, urban mental health outpatient services and to examine mechanisms that inform our understanding of these relationships.

Trust for America’s Health

Trust for America’s Health

TFAH is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of communities and working to make disease prevention a national priority.

Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT)

Organizations know vicarious trauma hurts and are aware of the related constructs of compassion fatigue and burnout as risk factors for turnover. This project’s goal is to fill this gap by delivering a nationally pilot-tested training and technical assistance toolkit.