Blog

Have an idea for a blog post?

Contact us at: evidenceforaction@ucsf.edu

Image of a complex highway overpass and system.
August 31, 2020
Methods
Introduction While a variety of study designs can be used to estimate the population health impacts of social interventions, randomized control trials (RCTs) are uniquely well-suited to assess causal relationships between an intervention and... Read more
Image of different people, many of whom appear in greyscale with a small selection of people in color.
July 24, 2020
Methods
Introduction Many social programs and policies may have larger benefits for some people but smaller benefits for other people or may even benefit one group, while harming another. Evidence from the Moving To Opportunity intervention showed that... Read more
Image of two train tracks crossing.
June 22, 2020
Methods
Introduction Population health problems are complex and “sticky,” often lacking an obvious or straightforward solution. If there is evidence that a policy, program, or practice works in one setting, community leaders may be inspired to try... Read more
Abstract image of viruses with DNA strand.
May 28, 2020
Methods
Introduction As policymakers across the country grapple with how to reopen local economies while still protecting the public’s health, many are looking to rapidly evolving evidence to mitigate risks. Policymakers need not be scientists to make... Read more
Image of a girl sitting at a table with a bowl.
April 23, 2020
Methods
Introduction Food security refers to the ability to access enough food for every member of one’s household at all times. National surveillance data show that overall, food security had been improving steadily since 2011, following the nation’s... Read more