Providing Evidence to Help End Child Obesity
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Recognizing the need for strategies to accelerate the sharing of research (dissemination) and to help put it into practice (implementation), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute commissioned the development of a Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Framework and D&I Toolkit.
This is the final report of the impact evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP). SMDEP provides science enrichment opportunities to minority and disadvantaged college students interested in attending medical or dental school. The goal of the...
In this video, Mathematica Policy Research CEO and president Paul Decker gives an overview of the company's rigorous research methods.
This study addressed a series of policy questions related to the impact of CHIP, the effective operation of CHIP programs, and the inter-relationship between and among CHIP, Medicaid, and employer-sponsored insurance coverage for low-income children.
Express Lane Eligibility allows a state’s Medicaid and/or CHIP program to rely on another public agency’s eligibility findings to qualify children for public health insurance coverage. Mathematica evaluated ELE in the Medicaid and CHIP programs.
This program aims to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing quality of care for children. Mathematica’s evaluation is assessing whether states achieved their objectives and evaluating which strategies proved most effective.
Mathematica’s evaluation of Insuring America’s Children aimed to monitor the progress of the grantmaking strategy, identify effective advocacy activities, and inform decisionmakers in states and at the national level about promising coverage strategies and programs.
Experimental Impacts of a Teacher Professional Development Program in Chile on Preschool Classroom Quality and Child Outcomes
The authors assessed impacts on classroom quality and on 5 child language and behavioral outcomes of a 2-year teacher professional-development program for publicly funded prekindergarten and kindergarten in Chile. This cluster-randomized trial included 64 schools (child N = 1,876). The program incorporated...
The Biggert-Waters Act of 2012 was designed to move the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) toward risk-based premiums that better reflect expected losses from floods at insured properties. The result of this legislation would have been premium increases for some households which had been paying...
In a new publication released in March, Mathematica senior fellow James Reschovsky unpacked the details of the proposed sustainable growth rate replacement, including the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and several other payment models encouraged in the legislation. Reschovsky and a panel of...
BOND tests an innovation that allows SSDI beneficiaries to earn more while keeping part of their disability benefits. Forum speakers provided background on BOND, presented findings from the first two years' process and impact analyses, and discussed potential policy and research implications.
This recap video includes interviews and workshop clips to highlight the day’s event.
This forum explored the standards for effective technical assistance (TA). Evidence-based TA draws upon proven research techniques and products, which inform (1) the TA content, (2) the process of providing TA (based on adult learning principles), and (3) the measurement of the policy or program improvement...
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Robert Wood's research focuses on policies affecting low-income families and disadvantaged youth.
- Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
- Strengthening Unmarried Parents' Relationships: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Building Strong Families
- Design for an Impact Study of Four PREP Programs
- The Long-Term Effects of Building Strong Families: A Program for Unmarried Parents
- Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
- Youth Development
- TANF and Employment Issues
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Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs since 1968. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.