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Catawba County Child Wellbeing Project

2017

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)

Report

Carnegie Math Pathways

2016

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)

Report

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)

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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)

Brief

Asthma Improvement Collaborative (AIC)

2016

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)

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Maintaining and Expanding the Pipeline: Guidance, Strategies, and Reflections on Sustaining a Promise Neighborhood

2017

This brief provides a framework and guiding questions to support Promise Neighborhoods in preparing for sustainability, with the approach that sustainability should be incorporated into overall strategy development.

(32 pp)

Report

Fostering Resident Voice and Influence in Community Change: The Making Connections Experience with Resident Engagement and Leadership

2016

This report shares information on resident engagement from start-up to phase down and addresses strategies for seeding initial conversations, results-based leadership training, and sustaining resident engagement strategies. 

(36 pp)

Report

Building a Culture of Results: A Guide to Emerging Practices in Promise Neighborhoods Summary

January 2016

This guidebook highlights the "culture of results" adopted by Promise Neighborhoods and how the program ensures that effective solutions are launched, tracked, improved, and sustained. 

(72 pp)

Report

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)

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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)