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New funding to test impact of research communication strategies on policymakers

Jul 17, 2020

Penn State’s Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC) is responding to legislators’ needs for social and behavioral research related to the coronavirus pandemic, with support from the William T. Grant Foundation. Housed under the Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative (EIC), a unit of Penn State’s Social…

Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on bridging research and policy

Jul 7, 2020

Penn State researchers provide informed commentary on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on bridging the gap between research and policy, focusing on the many intersections between existing social issues and COVID-19 that require policymakers’ attention. Since the beginning of the outbreak,…

Congressional roundtable addresses domestic issues during COVID-19

Jun 11, 2020

Domestic violence prevention during the coronavirus pandemic was the topic of a recent congressional virtual roundtable Penn State’s Research-to-Policy Collaborative (RPC) participated in. For the roundtable, the RPC connected one of their Rapid Response Network researchers, Apryl Alexander,…

Podcast collaboration explores research, policy and democracy during pandemic

May 29, 2020

COVID-19 has sparked a wide range of extreme political actions in the first half of 2020. From inconsistent shelter-in-place orders to unprecedented economic stimulus actions to debates over masks and armed protests at state capitols, the pandemic has brought the relationship between scientific…

COVID-19 and RPC: Connecting Policymakers and Researchers for Children and Families

Apr 3, 2020

The Research to Policy Collaboration is actively collecting and disseminating research-informed solutions and resources on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on children and families to federal staff and legislators. You can visit our COVID page and review the first issue of our weekly…

Research-to-Policy Collaboration awarded funding through the Coronavirus Research Seed Fund

Mar 30, 2020

In response to the expanding COVID-19 crisis, Penn State’s research community launched an initiative called the Coronavirus Research Seed Fund (CRSF) to “support research with the potential for significant and rapid impact on human health with respect to the disease (COVID-19) and the causal virus…