Welcome to the OPRE Insights Blog! We are launching this blog as a new way to share what we’re doing and thinking here at the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE).
OPRE builds evidence to improve the lives of children and families. We aim to increase knowledge about effective approaches to helping low-income children and families by sponsoring rigorous research and evaluation projects and by working to increase the quality, usefulness, sharing, and analysis of data. Our work includes descriptive and exploratory studies, implementation and impact studies, measure development, data improvement, and evaluation technical assistance. We work in program areas including welfare, employment, and family self-sufficiency; child care; Head Start and Early Head Start; child abuse and neglect; teen pregnancy prevention and sexual risk avoidance; healthy marriage; responsible fatherhood; family violence; and home visiting. Our work is guided by ACF’s Evaluation Policy, which states that ACF seeks to promote rigor, relevance, transparency, independence, and ethics in the conduct of evaluations.
OPRE is committed to actively sharing findings from our research, evaluation, data, and related work. We hope that you already subscribe to the OPRE newsletter, follow us on Facebook Visit disclaimer page , Twitter Visit disclaimer page , LinkedIn Visit disclaimer page , and Instagram Visit disclaimer page , and are familiar with the reports and other research products in our resource library. This blog will provide another way for us to share more about the work of OPRE in a new format.
Watch this space for short form content that will include:
- Information about OPRE and the principles that guide our work
- Summaries of key research findings;
- Information about ongoing activities;
- Methods and evaluation technical assistance content;
- Previews or recaps of OPRE-sponsored or related events
- Insights from OPRE staff and leadership
We’ll aim to post new content at least monthly. We look forward to sharing more information about our work through this new blog!