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Mathematica is seeking nominations for measures of mutual reinforcement, or related constructs, to help us develop a new and unique measure of two-generation programs. Such a measure could help stakeholders better understand program characteristics that appear to help children and their families, and whether these programs produce the intended positive outcomes at the family level. We are producing this new measure in partnership with the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE)...

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 families in the United States. The third round of BIS grants was awarded in 2019 to three grantees.

OPRE 2018 in Review

December 31, 2018

Some highlights of our work from 2018 include...

    Will you be at APPAM's Fall Research Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park next week? Be sure to attend the sessions featuring OPRE sponsored research.

    OPRE Research and Evaluation in 2017.

    This brief identifies common features of programs that offer integrated services to support both the economic security of families and the development and wellbeing of children.

    Focusing on programs operating as of early 2016, the brief discusses:...

    ACF OPRE News Vol. 5 Issue 19 - November 9, 2017

    The Latest from the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation
    November 9, 2017

    Featured items in this issue: ...

    ACF OPRE News Vol. 5 Issue 8 - May 4, 2017

    Evaluation of Subsidized Employment for Disconnected Youth in NYC & New Reports from a Grantee
    May 4, 2017

    Featured items in this issue...

    An end of the year message sharing some highlights of OPRE's work in 2016, and expressing appreciation for our staff, contractors, grantees, and partners that contribute to that work...

    Administrative data have the potential to help us answer pressing social policy questions. Government stakeholders and researchers are exploring the promises of using administrative data for research purposes.

    This brief summarizes an Innovative Methods Meeting that was organized by OPRE in the fall of 2015 that considered the potential benefits and pitfalls of using administrative data for research purposes...