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  • Characteristics of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Families: Select Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017

    Published: February 28, 2020
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. MSHS programs are designed to meet the unique needs of migrant and seasonally working families. MSHS programs usually provide bilingual services and sometimes operate in non-standard hours or in varying locations throughout the agricultural season...
  • Conceptual Models to Depict the Factors that Influence the Avoidance and Cessation of Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Youth

    Published: February 18, 2020
    Policymakers and practitioners are interested in identi­fying strategies and approaches to empower youth to make informed decisions that promote optimal health. Such decisions include the avoidance and cessation of sexual risk. Identifying the factors that influence youth’s decisions to avoid or cease sexual activity can support policymak­ers, practitioners, and public health officials as they develop programming and policy to improve risk-related outcomes...
  • Select Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017: Cultural Items and Language Use Checklist

    Published: February 18, 2020
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. Migrant or seasonal farmworker families are those engaged in year-round or seasonal agricultural labor who may have changed their residence in the preceding two-year period. MSHS programs offer voluntary services to children from birth until they reach the age of mandatory school attendance...
  • Analysis Plan for Cost-Benefit Analysis: National Evaluation of the Second Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0)

    Published: February 12, 2020
    This document presents an analysis plan for the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) to be conducted as part of the National Evaluation of the Second Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0) Program. The National Evaluation includes 27 nontribal grantees funded in 2015. Findings from the CBA—how the social costs (mostly program spending) compare with the social benefits (mostly earnings gains)—will be important to understanding the value of programs such as HPOG....
  • National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0): Analysis Plan for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation Short-Term Impact Report

    Published: February 12, 2020
    The 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 an Impact Evaluation of the Program’s impacts on participants and its costs and benefits, as well as a Descriptive Evaluation of the implementation, outcomes, and local service delivery systems of the grants...
  • User Guide to the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Study 2017 Data Tables Report

    Published: February 12, 2020
    The MSHS study collected data between February 2017 and February 2018 from a planned representative sample of MSHS programs, centers, teachers, children and families. Data collection included: Surveys from program directors, center directors, teachers and assistant teachers Interviews with parents Direct assessment and parent and teacher ratings of children’s skills Direct classroom observation The study included a focus on bilingual language in context...
  • Community Readiness: A Toolkit to Support Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Awardees in Assessing Community Capacity

    Published: February 6, 2020
    Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program awardees must conduct a state- or territory-wide needs assessment, including an assessment of community readiness. In the context of evidence-based home visiting, community readiness assessment reviews community connections, capacity and infrastructure to address service gaps through home visiting, and willingness to support home visiting programs...
  • Culture of Continuous Learning Project | Theory of Change

    Published: February 6, 2020
    Making and sustaining improvements in practice in early care and education programs is challenging. Policymakers and practitioners are seeking new strategies to support improvement that can be tailored for and tested in the unique context of ECE settings. The Culture of Continuous Learning Project addresses this critical need in the field by testing the feasibility of using a structured method called the Breakthrough Series Collaborative for promoting continuous quality improvement focused on...
  • Implementing Healthcare Career Pathway Training Programs in Rural Settings: Responsive Approaches by Tribal HPOG 2.0 Grantees

    Published: February 5, 2020
    This practice brief is one in a series developed by the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0 evaluation team. The briefs are used to disseminate findings from the evaluation of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program. The Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program supports demonstration projects that provide eligible individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the healthcare field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand...
  • Lessons from the Field: Using Continuous Quality Improvement to Refine Interventions for Youth at Risk of Homelessness

    Published: February 4, 2020
    Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is a process for enhancing the operation and performance of a program or practice through regularly collecting and analyzing data and identifying and testing change strategies. In this brief, local evaluators working with two agencies, Alameda County, California, and the Colorado Department of Human Services, describe how their teams used CQI to learn from the initial implementation of model interventions designed to prevent homelessness among youth...

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