Recent focus on evidence-based decision-making has led to multiple federal efforts to determine the evidence behind various programs, particularly those seeking federal funding. This has led to the development of multiple evidence-based registries, most of which are based on “model programs”.
Advancing the Use of Core Components of Effective Programs: Suggestions for Researchers Publishing Evaluation Results
Department of Health and Human Services
As a member of the following interagency organizations related to human services, HHS would also like to make stakeholders aware of these additional websites with COVID-19 resources.
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs
This site provides key COVID-19-related guidance and information from HHS for human services program providers and stakeholders, particularly state and local government agencies and faith and community-based organizations.
To limit viral transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic, government and public health officials have asked the public to engage in social distancing. In response, many human services agencies are closing their offices and providing services in other ways, such as online and over the telephone. This has created daunting challenges for services tha
HHS and other federal agencies support a wide range of technical assistance (TA) initiatives – including both virtual and in-person efforts – to support their significant investment in local communities working to improve economic resilience and well-being. Virtual TA is a form of planned and ongoing TA delivered remotely with built-in opport
ASPE has contracted with Research Triangle Institute and the University of North Carolina School of Government for this project, which seeks to understand how local, state, faith-based, and nonprofit human services programs and organizations can create and use social capital to increase employment, reduce poverty, and improve child and family well
This report details takeaways and next steps from the HHS Health and Human Trafficking Symposium on November 28–29, 2018. The event was a 10-year followup to HHS’s 2008 National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims , which set an agenda for the past decade of research, policy, and practice at the intersection of health a
Despite broad agreement that the child support program has performed well since the passage of the Child Support Performance and Incentive Act (CSPIA) in 1998, questions remain over whether the current measures will continue to drive better performance on outcomes that reflect the child support program’s core mission. To shed light on this issue
By: Jacqueline Kauff, Emily Sama-Miller, and Elizabeth Makowsky Mathematica Policy Research
This report provides an overview of benefits access initiatives in every state and of major, privately-developed, benefits access initiatives.
Volume I: Background, Efforts in Brief, and Related Initiatives PDF format
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(2) Mumola, Christopher J. Incarcerated Parents and Their Children. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report . August 2000, NCJ 182335.
(3) Originally, 14 grants w
Information from the MFS-IP evaluation will assist federal, state, and community policy makers and funding agencies in identifying effective approaches for the provision of support to families affected by incarceration. Lessons from the implementation study will provide guidance to other organizations interested in delivering marriage and family
The evaluation has been designed to answer the following research questions:
What are the defining characteristics of the grantees and their programs?
What lessons can be learned from program implementation?
How successful were the programs at achieving the desired outcomes?
To what extent do the interventio
Although each of the sites is unique, RTI has developed a framework for the evaluation that can accommodate site variation ( Figure 1 ). The framework first isolates inputs as the key factors necessary to implement MFS-IP programming at each site; these include such things as ACF funding, technical assistance, and federal grant requirements.
The evaluation of program implementation and effectiveness is an important component of the MFS-IP initiative. RTI International was contracted by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) to conduct a seven-year national evaluation. The evaluation began in October 2006, with the first year focused on evaluation des