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Insights for Promoting Employment of People with Disabilities

A series of articles explores potential for early intervention and employment support strategies to reduce reliance on public disability benefits.

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Wide Differences in Readiness

Findings showing at-risk kindergartners start well behind peers help inform Sesame Street educational framework.

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Vocational Training as an Antipoverty Tool

“Invest more and invest smarter in vocational training for low-income people."

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Teacher Preparation and Effectiveness

Three Institute of Education Sciences studies help build the knowledge base.

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Paving the Way to a Better System

Study of Accountable Care Organizations helps develop a cohesive framework.

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Analysis of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten Class of 2010-2011

Mathematica analyzed baseline data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 to identify the knowledge and skills that children have when they first enter school.

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Kindergartners' Skills at School Entry: An Analysis of the ECLS-K

This report provides an analysis of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11, focusing on the school readiness and abilities of beginning kindergartners.

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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.

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Strategies for Integrating and Coordinating Care for Behavioral Health Populations: Case Studies of Four States

Mathematica conducted an environmental scan and discussions with state officials and other stakeholders in Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Vermont to describe each state’s approach to integrating and coordinating care for behavioral health populations.

Integrating Physical Health Care and Wellness Services in Community Behavioral Health Agencies: Case Studies of Two Agencies in Pennsylvania

This study examined the implementation of the Behavioral Health Home Plus program in two behavioral health agencies in Pennsylvania. Each agency hired a nurse, provided wellness coaching training, and implemented web-based outcomes tracking.

National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

Mathematica, as a subcontractor, is applying evidence standards to diverse research designs and program areas to ensure the quality of reviews and NREPP submissions, identifying management approaches to improve program efficiency, developing state-of-the art dissemination approaches, and continuing to...

Medicaid Spending on Substance Abuse Treatment

Mathematica developed a methodology to produce estimates of Medicaid expenditures for substance abuse treatment and then applied that methodology to develop estimates for 2008 based on Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data.

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Advancing the Agenda: Using Research to Integrate Health and Early Childhood Practice Worldwide

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.

CHCE Forum: Efforts to Measure and Improve Patient-Centered Primary Care

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...

Addressing America's Poverty Crisis: Building Worker Skills

Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis continued the conversation on building worker skills, and discussed new proposals on apprenticeship programs, funding training programs for low-skill workers, and financial incentives for colleges to better prepare disadvantaged students for work. The panelists included...

Addressing America's Poverty Crisis: Predictive Analytics and Rapid Cycle Evaluation

Day two of the Hamilton Project’s anti-poverty summit, Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis, focused on policy proposals to improve safety net and work support. The first panel of the day discussed expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit, reforms to the Child and Dependent care tax credit, and the...

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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.