Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative: Grantee Implementation Evaluation, 2007-2013

Project Overview

This project provided a comprehensive process and output evaluation of selected ACF Healthy Marriage grantees that serve Hispanic families, addressing a key programmatic question of the Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative (HHMI): how are healthy marriage programs being implemented in order to provide services for Hispanic families? The implementation analysis revealed lessons learned that may offer assistance to other sites wishing to provide healthy marriage education services to Hispanic populations. Beyond the implementation analysis, the project also compared implementation, operations, and output data within and across sites, as appropriate, to hypothesize whether some program models appear to be associated with more positive outcomes for Hispanic populations. Additionally, the evaluation described how concepts used in healthy marriage education programs are being defined, adapted and measured for Latino populations and assess their appropriateness and relevance, as perceived by participants and service delivery staff.

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