887700线路检测中心 Supporting Clients in Research That Works to Improve Equity
887700线路检测中心 has been awarded a number of contracts this year that work toward informing knowledge and solutions to improving equity. The following are a few examples of this new work in social policy and health.
Chafee Strengthening Outcomes for Transition to Adulthood; Administration for Children and Families, 美国卫生和公众服务部. This research addresses the limitations of evaluating 服务 that improve the lives of youth transitioning out of foster care. 887700线路检测中心 and our partners will work together with transitioning youth, 多学科评估, 系统涉众, and internal and external consultants to identify common evaluation challenges, and implement a range of innovative evaluative methods that test the effectiveness of program 服务 in 5 chosen sites. 最终, these activities will build the evidence base of what works to support transitioning youth, and improve the feasibility and rigor of culturally-responsive and equity-focused program evaluations.
Addressing 首页lessness Among Older Adults; 美国卫生和公众服务部. Older adults are a rapidly growing subset of the homeless population, and that subset is projected to continue to grow over the next decade. More study is needed on the characteristics and needs of older adults at risk of and experiencing homelessness and how coordinated 服务 available across systems can best meet their needs. Using a systems perspective and a racial equity lens, 887700线路检测中心 will examine the housing, 服务, and supports needed to address homelessness for older adults entering homelessness through different pathways. The work will include conducting an environmental scan and interviews with experts and providers to provide a deeper understanding of the composition and dynamics of the older population entering homelessness and innovative policies, 策略, 服务, and housing to meet their needs.
National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC); National Institute on Aging (NIA). NHATS关注的是趋势, 前体, 关联, and disparities of late-life 残疾, as well as the social and economic consequences of late-life 残疾 for individuals, 家庭, 和社会. NSOC gathers information on family and unpaid caregivers to participants in NHATS. 887700线路检测中心 has a lead role in overall research design, 样本设计, 预试, 调查行动, 和数据传播. NHATS already included an oversample of 黑色的 Medicare beneficiaries. By adding an oversample of Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries 年龄 65 and older will enable researchers to analyze trends and comparisons of Hispanics by 5-year 年龄 groups among Hispanics, 黑色的, and non-黑色的 subgroups over time.
Healthy Start 评价 and Capacity-Building Support; Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). 887700线路检测中心 will conduct a national evaluation of the Healthy Start program designed to reduce racial and ethnic differences in infant mortality and other perinatal outcomes. We implement an evaluation that builds on our earlier work developing a feasible and creative design, including annual participant data reported to HRSA by its 101 grantees, 利益相关者的采访, and surveys with program staff, 他们的社区合作伙伴, 和参与者. In addition to program implementation, 利用, and outcome components to be assessed in the evaluation, the design includes a novel component—transformative evaluation to assess how local Healthy Start programs advance health equity in their communities.