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This is the landing page for a synthesis report that summarizes lessons learned and early findings from the Health Profession Opportunity Grants University Partnerships (HPOG UP) 2.0 research grants following the end of the grant cycle in September 2020.

This report summarizes the methods used in prior human trafficking prevalence estimation studies. This includes a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of each method in general and as applied to specific industries. This report concludes with a recommendation for field testing two prevalence estimation studies within one industry and one geographic location in the United States.

Explore the survey instrument used to capture information about Head Start Grantees’ and Delegates’ Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic


This report examines families’ access to early care and education using a definition of access that examines whether parents, with reasonable effort and affordability, can enroll their child in care that supports child development and meets parents’ needs.


This guide for study authors details the components of studies that the Prevention Services Clearinghouse uses to determine eligibility for review, assign design and execution ratings, and determine program or service ratings, as well as other recommended practices for research reporting.

OPRE’s Fathers and Continuous Learning project has published a report on the pilot study of the implementation of a Breakthrough Series Collaborative on engaging fathers and paternal relatives in the child welfare system.

In this video, Dr. Katherine Corker of Grand Valley State University defines pre-registration and outlines how and why to pre-register a study. Dr. Corker gave this presentation at OPRE’s 2019 Methods Meeting, Methods for Promoting Open Science in Social Policy Research.

This brief presents the methods TANF agencies use to identify families experiencing homelessness, the extent to which agencies use TANF funds to provide housing services to families experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness, and what organizations TANF agencies partner with to provide housing assistance.

This evaluation brief defines measures of home visiting services called process indicators, describes how process indicators link to short- and long-term outcomes in home visiting evaluations, and provides an example illustrating the role of process indicators in evaluations.

On October 28—29, 2020, the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation convened a virtual meeting for participants from Federal agencies, research firms, academia, and other organizations to discuss core components approaches.

This summary document highlights key themes and presentations from the virtual meeting.