INTERDISCIPLINARY PUBLIC POLICY WORKING GROUP
ON POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS
We plan to launch the first Good Wolf Public Policy Working Group (PPWG) in early 2023. Public policy working groups will be a major vehicle for using neuroscience insights to create effective solutions for major issues facing our world, such as poverty, violence, and climate change.
The goal of this first PPWG is to bring neuroscience knowledge relevant to addressing poverty and homelessness into public conversation and policymaking.
The PPWG will consist of a diverse group of individuals with experience or expertise in public policy interested in developing more effective approaches to address poverty and homelessness. The PPWG will examine, with the help of neuroscientists and other experts, what is known from research in neuroscience and related fields, both about causes and about neuroscience-informed, evidence-based interventions to address these social challenges.
The work of the PPWG will include an examination of relevant knowledge from neuroscience and related fields, results of previous interventions, social, economic, and behavioral factors in the implementation of interventions, identification of local, state, and federal levers for making and reforming policy, and communication and advocacy strategies for ensuring that its findings are widely disseminated.