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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.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new Evaluation Guide for designing real-world evaluations of interventions such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and other models to improve primary care delivery. Effective primary care can improve health and cost outcomes,...
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The Public Education Reform Amendment Act led to numerous reforms that changed nearly every aspect of DC public schools. In this project, we focus on one consequence of the reforms by examining the impact of principal replacements that began in 2007 on student achievement.
Mathematica’s evaluation examined the implementation, key challenges, and promising strategies of initiatives that supported the strategic use of education data at the state and district levels.
The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is designed to be a rich source of data describing the experiences of children and their families in Early Head Start.
The National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 gathers information on students with and without disabilities. The sample consists of students identified as needing special education services, as well as those with a condition that qualifies them for accommodations under Section 504 of the Vocational...
Acculturation Differences in Communicating Information About Child Mental Health Between Latino Parents and Primary Care Providers
Significant Latino-white disparities in youth mental health care access and quality exist yet little is known about Latino parents’ communication with providers about youth mental health and the role of acculturation in influencing this communication. We estimated regression models to assess the association...
Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) Are Promising Laboratories for Conduction Dissemination and Implementation Research
Dissemination and implementation science addresses the application of research findings in varied health care settings. Despite the potential benefit of dissemination and implementation work to primary care, ideal laboratories for this science have been elusive.
What Do We Know About Health Care Access and Quality in Medicare Advantage Versus the Traditional Medicare Program?
Building Teacher Capacity to Support English Language Learners in Schools Receiving School Improvement Grants
The Study of School Turnaround examines the improvement process in a purposive sample of 35 case study schools receiving federal funds through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program over a three-year period (2010–11 to 2012–13 school years). This brief focuses on 11 of these SIG schools with high...
CHCE Forum: Measuring High Performers and Assessing Readiness to Change: Looking Beyond the Lamppost
New payment models and other incentive programs are encouraging practices to shift their health care from fee-for-service to value-based purchasing systems, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled payment models, and primary care medical homes (PCMHs).
New evidence from a nationwide evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reveals that CHIP has successfully expanded coverage for children who would otherwise be uninsured.
A noted panel of experts discusses the evidence for weaving early childhood development into child survival and health programs, with a focus on identifying strategies and promising innovations that can be adapted and replicated.
Mathematica’s Center on Health Care Effectiveness (CHCE) hosted a forum to discuss past, present, and potential future efforts to measure comprehensiveness and improve patient-centered primary care. Topics covered included prior efforts to measure comprehensiveness in primary care, measures of comprehensiveness...
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Kenneth Fortson has expertise in the design and implementation of both experimental and nonexperimental evaluations. His work spans several topical areas, including labor, international development, and health research.
- Impact Evaluation Services for Access to Agricultural Finance, Farmer Training, and Irrigation Compact Activities in Moldova
- Armenia: Impact Evaluation of Irrigation Infrastructure, Roads, and Farmer Training
- Using an Experimental Evaluation of Charter Schools to Test Whether Nonexperimental Comparison Group Methods Can Replicate Experimental Impact Estimates
- Baseline Report on the Tertiary Canal Survey
- Water and Sanitation
- Training and Re-Employment
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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.