PolicyLab announces our latest Evidence to Action brief, Evaluation of Maternal and Child Home Visitation Programs: Lessons from Pennsylvania. At a time when policymakers are calling for greater connection between government funding and program outcomes, evaluation is increasingly important for maternal and child health programs. This brief draws on PolicyLab’s evaluation of the Pennsylvania Nurse-Family Partnership to highlight key concepts for public health program evaluation.
PolicyLab announces the release of our latest Evidence to Action brief, Improving Education Outcomes for Children in Child Welfare. This brief presents data from the longitudinal Children’s Stability and Well-Being study (CSAW), and identifies related systems recommendations. This Evidence to Action brief is part of PolicyLab’s ongoing efforts to improve school success for children involved with child welfare, and for all children served by public systems.
PolicyLab announces our latest Evidence to Action brief, Tracking Child Abuse and Neglect: The Role of Multiple Data Sources in Improving Child Safety. While child protective services data show a decline in rates of child abuse and neglect, hospital data indicate that the rates of the most severe cases of abuse are increasing. To address this disconnect, this brief provides an overview of data collection systems and identifies strategies to improve tracking of child abuse and neglect cases.
PolicyLab is pleased to announce our latest Evidence to Action brief, SERIES: An Integrated Approach to Supporting Child Development, highlighting our recent work on developmental screenings for young children. Although developmental screening of children in primary care settings has increased, many children with identified developmental needs are never linked to appropriate services.
To improve child outcomes, the brief proposes the adoption of the SERIES paradigm of developmental screening in which each step—Screening, Early identification, Referral, Intake, Evaluation, and Services—is viewed not as an isolated activity, but rather as an integral component of a single process.
PolicyLab: Center to Bridge Research, Practice, and Policy at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute announces our newest Evidence to Action brief, Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy. This brief reviews the evidence related to adolescent pregnancy prevention and suggests practical, data-driven actions for reducing pregnancy during adolescence.
PolicyLab Evidence to Action briefs highlight our research areas in the context of local and national policy issues to advance child health and well-being.