Strengthening Implementation of Responsible Fatherhood Programs

Strengthening Implementation of Responsible Fatherhood Programs

Project Overview Research demonstrates a connection between a father’s involvement in his child’s life and the development and well-being of the child across behavioral, social-emotional, and cognitive domains. Small but growing evidence suggests the effectiveness of federally funded responsible fatherhood programs in improving fathers’ nurturing behavior, their engagement in age-appropriate activities with their children, and[...]

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Marginal Tax Rates and Work Disincentives: Family Perceptions and Labor Force Decisions

Project Overview The Office of Human Services Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation conducts policy research, analysis, and evaluation related to issues such as poverty, family strengthening, work supports, childcare, and economic self-sufficiency for families. In particular, the office seeks to promote the long-term self-sufficiency and well-being of families[...]

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Assisting Special Populations to Improve Readiness and Engagement Among TANF Recipients

Project Overview This project sought to develop evidence-informed or innovative strategies to improve engagement in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) services and readiness for customers’ current and future employment. The goal was to assist the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Family Assistance (OFA) in its efforts to understand the unique circumstances and[...]

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System Biology Approaches to Aging and Alzheimer’s

Project Overview In December 2018, the National Institute on Aging’s Division of Neuroscience and Division of Aging Biology within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will convene a workshop on system biology approaches to aging and Alzheimer’s. This project provides all operational support for this critical workshop by national experts, including directing travel and accommodation[...]

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Long-Term Care Survey: Process, Operational Support, and Analysis

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed and tested a new long-term care survey process for nationwide use that will replace the Quality Indicator Survey (QIS), previously used by 27 states and the District of Columbia for nursing home inspections. This project provides support to CMS in the implementation of the[...]

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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation Methods Inquiries

Project Overview The Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation’s (OPRE) research portfolio addresses poverty, employment and training, child and youth development, child welfare, family strengthening and fatherhood, childcare and other work supports, and cash assistance. OPRE provides guidance and technical assistance across these program areas, supporting research and evaluation methods,[...]

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CMS End-Stage Renal Disease Services Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the End-State Renal Disease (ESRD) Services Prospective Payment System (PPS) in 2011 and the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) in 2012 to improve the quality and efficiency of treatment for ESRD, a condition of permanent kidney failure. The most common treatment for ESRD is dialysis. In January[...]

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