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Gaps in opportunity emerge early in life, are interlinked, are strongly influenced by racial segregation in neighborhoods and schools, and have profound effects into adulthood. Closing these gaps is crucial to building just and equitable communities. This interdisciplinary project probes Minnesota’s most ambitious efforts to redress racial and class inequality. Building on the strengths of the state’s integrated data systems and outstanding University scholars from six disciplines, it tackles the grand challenge of stubborn inequalities in education, health, transportation, employment, and safety. Our aims are to (1) evaluate the effects of programs designed to close opportunity gaps and promote healthy youth-to-adult transitions among Minnesota youth and (2) to investigate for whom these programs are most effective. More specifically, this mixed-methods study will conduct rigorous evaluations of specific programs, in the areas of both education and housing, that pursue different approaches, and are inspired by different philosophies of social change.

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Prenatal Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Social Support Medicine & Life Sciences
Depression Medicine & Life Sciences
Preconception Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Birth Certificates Medicine & Life Sciences
Community Health Centers Medicine & Life Sciences
Urban Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Poverty Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2017 2019

Grand Challenges Research Awards: Phase 1


Project: Grand Challenges

Research Output 2017 2017

2 Citations (Scopus)

Prenatal care: associations with prenatal depressive symptoms and social support in low-income urban women

Sidebottom, A. C., Hellerstedt, W. L., Harrison, P. A. & Jones-Webb, R. J., Oct 1 2017, In : Archives of Women's Mental Health. 20, 5, p. 633-644 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prenatal Care
Social Support
Preconception Care
Birth Certificates