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  • ACF OPRE News: October 9, 2014 (New)

    Published: October 9, 2014
    Recent news from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation...
  • Literature Review in Brief: Healthcare Occupational Training and Support Programs under the Affordable Care Act (New)

    Published: October 8, 2014
    This brief highlights key points from the report Literature Review: Healthcare Occupational Training and Support Programs under the ACA—Background and Implications for Evaluating HPOG regarding the structure of and employment trends in the healthcare industry, implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for entry-level employment in healthcare, and resulting challenges and opportunities for training and support programs. The brief was developed as part of the...
  • Benchmark Measures Selected by Home Visiting Grantees

    Published: September 30, 2014
    The legislation which created the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program requires that grantees demonstrate quantifiable, measurable improvement in at least four of six benchmark domains.  HHS identified a list of constructs that grantees were required to measure within each benchmark domain and gave grantees the flexibility to develop their own performance measures for each construct.  This flexibility allowed grantees to develop performance measures that were...
  • ACF OPRE News: September 25, 2014

    Published: September 25, 2014
    Recent news from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation...
  • Welfare Rules Databook: State TANF Policies as of July 2013

    Published: September 16, 2014
    The Welfare Rules Databook provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policies for each state as of July 2013, as well as longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2013. The tables are based on the information in the Welfare Rules Database (WRD); a publicly available, online database originally developed under the Urban Institute’s Assessing the New Federalism project.
  • ACF OPRE News: September 11, 2014

    Published: September 11, 2014
    Recent news from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation...
  • Interim Outcome Study Report: National Implementation Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) to Serve TANF Recipients and Other Low-Income Individuals

    Published: September 11, 2014
    The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program funds training programs in high-demand healthcare professions, targeted to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals. This report is part of the HPOG National Implementation Evaluation (NIE) and provides interim results on the key outcomes of HPOG healthcare training completion and employment, as well as on participants’ pre-training activities and receipt of support services and...
  • Taking the First Step: Using Behavioral Economics to Help Incarcerated Parents Apply for Child Support Order Modifications

    Published: September 8, 2014
    The Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project is the first major effort to apply a behavioral economics lens to programs that serve poor and vulnerable families in the United States. This report presents findings from a behavioral intervention designed to increase the number of incarcerated noncustodial parents in Texas who apply for modifications to reduce the amount of their child support orders. Using a method called “behavioral diagnosis and design”...
  • ACF OPRE News: August 28, 2014

    Published: August 28, 2014
    Recent news from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation...
  • Impact Findings from the Head Start CARES Demonstration: National Evaluation of Three Approaches to Improving Preschoolers’ Social and Emotional Competence

    Published: August 26, 2014
    Head Start CARES (Classroom-based Approaches and Resources for Emotion and Social skill Promotion) is a national demonstration that tests the effectiveness of three program enhancements designed to improve preschool children's social-emotional competence. The project also examines the support systems (e.g., professional development model, technical assistance, monitoring) that are needed to implement the enhancements as designed within diverse Head Start classrooms across the country...

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