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Providing Evidence to Help End Child Obesity

More than three decades of rigorous research inform the debate.

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Repeal may lower costs and improve care.

Rigorous Study Looks at Reading and Math Achievement

SNAP Congressional Testimony

Key resources include data visualization, household characteristics report, and microsimulation models.

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Paul Decker talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

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Enroll America Evaluation

This project involves assessing whether and how Enroll America’s first-year activities translated into meaningful gains in enrollment. Enroll America is a nonprofit organization with a mission of maximizing the number of Americans who enroll in and retain coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

Impacts of the Teach For America Investing in Innovation Scale-Up

In 2010, Teach For America (TFA) launched a major expansion effort, funded in part by a five-year Investing in Innovation (i3) scale-up grant of $50 million from the U.S. Department of Education. This study examines the effectiveness of TFA elementary school teachers in the second year of the scale-up,...

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Mathematica Overview

In this video, Mathematica Policy Research CEO and president Paul Decker gives an overview of the company's rigorous research methods.

Recent Projects

CHIPRA 10-State Evaluation

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.

Evaluating Express Lane Eligibility

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.

National Evaluation of CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant

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.

Insuring America's Children

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.

Recent Publications

A Focused Look at Rural Schools Receiving School Improvement Grants (Book Chapter)

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...

Integration of Medicare and Medicaid for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: State Efforts Inside and Outside Demonstration Authority

Data Quality to Further Philanthropy's Mission

Corporate philanthropy has a dual mission of pursuing public welfare and supporting the values of parent corporations. Assessing the alignment of philanthropic activities with these missions can be challenging, but today’s data-rich environment provides prospects for meeting that challenge. Taking advantage...

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CHCE Forum: The SGR Fix: A Pathway to Fundamental Physician Payment Reform?

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...

CSDP Forum: Early Findings from the Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND)

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.

PCORI Recap

This recap video includes interviews and workshop clips to highlight the day’s event.

CIRE Forum: Transforming Technical Assistance: Using Evidence to Enrich the Experience

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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