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Institute for Health and Social Policy

Research Centers

The Institute for Health and Social Policy houses three specialized centers

The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies

Center for Civil SocietiesThe Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies is a leading source of research about the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, social investing, and the tools of government. Under Director Dr. Lester Salamon, a pioneer and leading global expert in the study of the third sector, the Center's mission is to strengthen and mobilize the capabilities of civil society organizations, government, and business in addressing today's complex public challenges. Learn more.

The International Society for Third-Sector Research

International Society for Third-Sector Research anchor img(ISTR) is a major international association promoting research and education in the fields of civil society, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector. Learn more.


 

The Center for Housing, Neighborhoods, and Communities

Center for Housing, Neighborhoods, and CommunitiesUnder the direction of Dr. Sandra Newman, the main mission of the Center on Housing, Neighborhoods, and Communities is to conduct rigorous research on the role of the residential environment in the well-being of individuals, families, and cities, and what this implies for public policy.The Center provides new evidence that housing affordability has a beneficial effect on the cognitive development of low-income children, and that this benefit occurs, in part, because families living in affordable housing spend more of their income on child enrichment. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Sandra Newman at sjn@jhmi.edu.