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SNAP Congressional Testimony

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

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A Digital Exploration of SNAP

This interactive data visualization helps place the SNAP program in context.

 

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Learn More About Mathematica

Paul Decker talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

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Reforming Physician Payments

This March 11 forum will look at proposed sustainable growth rate replacement models.

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WIC Local Agency Breastfeeding Policy and Practices Inventory (WIC BPI)

This project is describing the breastfeeding policies and practices at state agencies and local WIC agencies; the breastfeeding measures that agencies currently collect and report, and the data systems used to do so; and the associations between breastfeeding outcomes and agencies’ policies and practices.

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.

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WIC Breastfeeding Policy Inventory

This video sheds light on the comprehensive range of policies and practices that WIC agencies use to promote breastfeeding. Mathematica's study, the first to examine WIC agencies' breastfeeding policies,...

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Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disorders and Other Disabilities

Mathematica conducted a comprehensive literature review of services and supports that facilitate employment for people with psychiatric disorders. The review focused on three subgroups: (1) long-term clients of mental health services, (2) workers at risk of job loss due to a mental health condition,...

National Evaluation of Teach For America

Our national evaluation of Teach For America (TFA) examined the impact of TFA teachers on student learning, finding that students of TFA teachers made larger gains in math than students of other teachers, while holding their own in reading.

Emerging Roles of Residential Treatment Centers in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services System

Mathematica examined (1) the extent to which residential treatment providers operationalize systems of care values and principles and whether there are barriers to doing so, (2) the extent to which families, both youth and caregivers, are partners in the development, oversight, and operation of RTC services,...

Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)

To help reduce the risks of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated risk behaviors among teenagers, Congress authorized PREP as part of the 2010 ACA. Mathematica's evaluation is documenting how PREP-funded programs are operationalized and assessing selected programs’ effectiveness....

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Analysis of Medical Expenditures and Service Use of Medicaid Buy-In Participants, 2002-2005 (Executive Summary)

Congress established the Medicaid Buy-In program when it passed the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 and the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act (Ticket Act) of 1999. Under the program, so named because participants “buy into” Medicaid by paying monthly premiums or co-payments, states...

Assessing the Effectiveness of Teach For America's 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,...

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,...

Progress and Challenges in Electronic Health Record Adoption: Findings from a National Survey of Physicians

One in 10 physicians has no plans to adopt an electronic health record. These physicians were older; in small, isolated practices; and were not participating in other delivery system or payment reform efforts.

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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...

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

This short video presents highlights from the January 2015 CIRE forum on transforming technical assistance.

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