Supporting Research and Projects with Impact
The Initiative supports projects with high impact that examine our five focus areas through the lens of our cross-cutting public health themes of equity, evidence, and policy.
- Detecting Fentanyl
- Rural Communities in Crisis
- Extreme Risk Protection Orders
- Open Case Studies
- Preventing Sexual Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations
- Climate Change & Health
- Emergency Departments Can't Ignore Addiction
- Chronic Absenteeism Reduction Effort
- Operation Good Food & Beverages
- Massachusetts Pediatric Injury Equity Review (MassPIER)
Operation Good Food & Beverages
Healthy food is not a modern trend. Many ingredients used in modern plant-based diets were brought to the United States from Africa and have been central to black cuisine for centuries. Operation Good Food & Beverages is a movement of Black youth who recognize this history and want to elevate black voices and culture in the conversation around plant-based diets and food policy.
Massachusetts Pediatric Injury Equity Review (MassPIER)
Injuries are the leading causes of death in U.S. children over the age of 1, and significant inequities exist in who is injured by race, geographic location and socioeconomic status. MassPIER is a new process for reviewing inequities in injuries and identifying recommendations with experts in injury surveillance, child fatality review and legislative advocacy.
U.S. cities have seen a growing demand for safer walking and biking options in recent years. This national investigation on the impacts of lane width on traffic safety looks at opportunities to make communities safer and healthier by narrowing vehicle lanes to accommodate better sidewalk and bike lane facilities.