ACF’s mission is to foster health and well-being by providing federal leadership, partnership and resources for the compassionate and effective delivery of human services. Through evaluation, ACF and our partners can learn systematically so that we can make our services as effective as possible. ACF’s evaluation policy establishes the principles of rigor, relevance, transparency, independence, and ethics for evaluation activities.
The ACF Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation has recently launched Twitter and Facebook accounts. These social media activities support the goals of relevance and transparency through disseminating findings and making information about evaluations easily accessible. I hope you will follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for updates on research and evaluation projects, findings, and events. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter or visit our website for more information.
Naomi Goldstein is Director of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 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.