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Placing Equity Concerns at the Center of Knowledge Development

April 2019

In this report, we turn our attention to considering what it means to “place equity concerns at the center” of improving outcomes for those who are the most marginalized.

(21 pp)

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Friends of Evidence Case Study: Harlem Children’s Zone


This brief looks at how HCZ uses and generates evidence to achieve its goals. Its analysis is organized around five characteristics found in initiatives considered “evidence innovators.”
(8 pp)

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Evidence Case Study: Summary

This brief compiles case studies from various initiatives and makes the concept of a “culture of evidence” accessible with illustrations of an approach to improve equitable outcomes for families and communities.
(5 pp)


Catawba County Child Wellbeing Project


This brief explores how the initiative uses and generates evidence in order to achieve its goals and how it came to choose the "Success Coach" model.
(7 pp)


Carnegie Math Pathways


This report investigates Pathways through the lens of how it uses and generates evidence to achieve its goal of building a substantial infrastructure to support and embed quality improvement.
(9 pp)


Better Evidence for Decision-Makers

July 2016

This report explains why decision-makers need better support and to be truly "evidence-informed," as well as specific recommendations about how to move forward. 
(15 pp)


Better Evidence for Decision-Makers: Emerging Pathways

March 2017

This brief explains the need for "a broader range of evidence" for decision-makers, examples of what that looks like, and recommendations on policy and policy implementation.  
(12 pp)


Asthma Improvement Collaborative (AIC)


This brief details the AIC's powerful approaches to evidence and their efforts to improve outcomes among disadvantaged children, families, youth, and neighborhoods.
(7 pp)


An Evidence Framework to Improve Results

November 2014

This report explores the question of how we use a framework of continuous learning to obtain and apply the kinds of evidence that will be most useful in achieving significantly greater outcomes.

(48 pp)


Expanding the Evidence Universe: Doing Better By Knowing More

December 2011

This report provides recommendations related to expanding the knowledge base necessary to improve outcomes for children, families, and communities and was written for discussion at the Harold Richman Public Policy Symposium, the first in a series of forums honoring the memory of Harold Richman, co-founder of CSSP.

(60 pp)