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  • Final Report: National Implementation Evaluation of the First Round Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 1.0)

    Published: April 23, 2018
    This is the final report of the National Implementation Evaluation (NIE) of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG). In 2010, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the first round of 5-year HPOG grants (HPOG 1.0) to 32 organizations in 23 states...
  • Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium Year in Review - 2017 (New)

    Published: April 17, 2018
    The Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium seeks to improve the lives of low-income families and children by integrating research, policy, and practice. Established in 2013, the Consortium conducts research on contemporary questions related to family self-sufficiency.
  • Behavioral Intervention Materials Compendium (New)

    Published: April 13, 2018
    The Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project conducted 15 randomized controlled trials of behavioral interventions across eight states, in the domains of work support, child support, and child care. BIAS used a systematic approach called “behavioral diagnosis and design” to develop the interventions and their associated materials. This process...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 6 Issue 7 - April 11, 2018 (New)

    Published: April 12, 2018
    Featured items in this issue:..
  • Behavioral Interventions Scholars: 2017 Grantee Project Abstracts (New)

    Published: April 9, 2018
    The Behavioral Interventions Scholars (BIS) grant program supports dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are applying a behavioral science lens to specific research questions relevant to social services programs and policies and other issues facing low-income and vulnerable...
  • Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency: Fiscal Year 2017

    Published: March 30, 2018
    This portfolio of research describes all of the active or newly funded projects of our Division of Economic Independence in fiscal year 2017. The report covers five different topic areas, showing the breadth of our family self-sufficiency research.
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 6 Issue 6 - March 29, 2018

    Published: March 29, 2018
    Featured items in this issue:...
  • Using a “Road Test” to Improve Human Services Programs

    Published: March 27, 2018
    A road test is an iterative, rapid prototyping approach used to refine the design and implementation of a program strategy or intervention. This analytic piloting process involves multiple cycles of gathering formative feedback, adjusting the design, and strengthening the implementation of a strategy prior to scaling it up. By using this accessible approach...
  • Descriptive Evaluation Design Report for the National and Tribal Evaluation of HPOG 2.0

    Published: March 23, 2018
    The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program is designed to deliver high-quality training in the health professions to eligible individuals. A National Evaluation of 27 grants awarded in 2015 as part of the second round of HPOG grants (HPOG 2.0) is currently underway. The National Evaluation will include a Descriptive Evaluation of the implementation, outcomes, and local service delivery systems of the grants as well as an Impact Evaluation of the grants’ impacts...
  • The Effects of Subsidized and Transitional Employment Programs on Non-economic Well-Being

    Published: March 16, 2018
    Programs designed to help disadvantaged workers improve their labor-market prospects may have effects beyond improvements in employment rates and income. One possible supplementary effect is improvements in subjective well-being, or how participants feel about their current life situations. Subjective well-being is important...