This report, which reviews past research and develops a classification framework for maternity group homes, benefited from the efforts and contributions of many people. Appreciation goes first of all to the staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) who provided substantive input on the design of this report. In particular, Brenda Benesh, the project officer for this study, provided invaluable guidance throughout the development of the report, including detailed comments on an earlier draft. In addition, Family and Youth Services Bureau staff provided helpful comments on a draft.
Thanks go also to Kate Sylvester at the Social Policy Action Network for early assistance in identifying past studies of maternity group homes, as well as for helpful feedback on a draft of this report.
At Mathematica Policy Research, Anu Rangarajan, the project director of the maternity group homes evaluation design study has guided work on the task and provided valuable comments on earlier drafts of this reports. Barbara Devaney served as internal quality assurance, providing valuable guidance and incisive analytic suggestions during the drafting of this report. Rob Wood also gave useful comments on an early draft. Roy Grisham carefully edited the report, and Marjorie Mitchell provided exemplary production support. We are grateful for the efforts of all those who helped complete this report.
We gratefully acknowledge these many contributions and accept sole responsibility for any errors or omissions in the report.
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