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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)

Brief

Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ): Building Evidence for Achieving Success, at Scale

2016

This brief looks at how NAZ uses and generates evidence to accomplish its goals. It explores five characteristics of an inclusive approach to evidence—characteristics encountered in initiatives considered “evidence innovators.” 
(7 pp)

Brief

Friends of Evidence Case Study: Harlem Children’s Zone

2016

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)

Brief

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)

Brief

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)

Brief

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)