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There is increased awareness and urgency within the research community to ensure that evaluation and assessment practices are sensitive to the cultures of people who are most impacted by those practices. Driven by changing demographics and the increasing complexity of problems that researchers and communities...

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Through a culturally responsive approach that includes methods informed by community-based participatory research, we work with tribal communities as full and equal partners in designing studies; collecting data; and analyzing, disseminating, and applying results.


Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) is a flexible approach to assessing grant initiatives or programs.

Evaluation of Employment Coaching for TANF and Related Populations

Some state and local human services and employment agencies believe they have found a way to help clients overcome obstacles that might otherwise lead to prolonged reliance on public benefits. Instead of telling someone what she’s required to do to keep benefits, a coach acts as an ally and mentor.

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This report presents the 30-month impact findings from a national experimental evaluation of the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs. It also provides the cost-benefit analysis results.

ACOs use a range of approaches to segment, or group, their sickest and costliest patients by the level of care management they require. By engaging primary care clinicians’ help in subdividing the high-need, high-cost (HCHN) patient population, ACOs can increase the usefulness of results and frontline...

This report documents promising strategies to promote sustained, gainful employment for youth SSI recipients. The report is from the SSI Youth Recipient and Employment Transition Formative Research project with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Disability Employment Policy.

This paper examines published and gray literature describing how health care organizations both segment their HNHC populations into subgroups and target care management and other resources to subgroups.

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In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration commissioned Mathematica to conduct a national random assignment evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker programs' effectiveness.

Young people with disabilities, particularly those who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), face unique challenges as they transition into adulthood. Even with targeted support services, they often fall behind their peers in their educational and economic attainment as adults.

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The Money Follows the Person Demonstration is a federal initiative to help states reduce their reliance on institutional care for people needing long-term care, and expand options for elderly people and individuals with disabilities to receive care in the community.

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The Evaluation of Employment Coaching for TANF and Related Populations is a five-year evaluation of employment coaching interventions to help Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income people reach their goals of economic security.

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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.