The ACF Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation recently released a brief, "Understanding Hispanic Diversity: A 'One Size Approach' to Service Delivery May Not Fit All," that describes the country’s Hispanic population and presents data collected during the Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative Evaluation.
The brief notes that there is remarkable diversity within the Hispanic community both nationally and locally. Service providers working with Hispanic communities need to recognize that “one size fits all” program development and delivery strategies may not work and adjust their programming accordingly. An approach that works for one community of Hispanics may not work with another.
Naomi Goldstein is Director of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services. She is responsible for advising the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of ACF programs.