Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Do Demonstration Grantee Programs Reach a Large/Diverse Segment of the Community and What are the Differences in the Measures of Family Life Outcomes Over Time?

01/01/2014

The Community Healthy Marriage Initiative evaluation assessed the impacts and documented the implementation of voluntary, healthy marriage and relationship education services provided by grantees with and through partner organizations to diverse population groups within designated neighborhoods. The impact evaluation studied and compared communities that received one or more federal grants for healthy marriage and relationship education services with similar communities that received no federal grants or substantially smaller grants. .

The study found that changes in family life domains were similar in both types of communities, indicating that Community Healthy Marriage activities did not exert significant community-level impacts.

Report Title: Impacts of A Community Healthy Marriage Initiative
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/the-community-healthy-marriage-initiative-evaluation-impacts-of-a
Federal Contact: Nancye Campbell, 202-401-5760
Performer: RTI
Record ID: 9964 (November 30, 2012)

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