The Investing in What Works Project is attempting to provide a more comprehensive framework for bridging research and practice related to evidence-based programs for children, youth, and families. During the second phase of this project, American Institutes for Research, contracted by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (contract number HHSP23320095626SWC), has connected with multiple stakeholders, engaged a panel of national experts, and convened a two-day Forum and federal briefings.
The two-day Forum focused on developing a better understanding of three areas:
Over fifty federal staff, researchers, and private sector representatives attended this event. Eight key themes emerged from this meeting including issues related to capacity, the motivation of partners, funding, evaluating EBPs, aligning training and technical assistance work across grantees, opening venues for regular conversations, return on investment, and practice-based evidence. Videos of the presentations were produced to share with those who were unable to attend. Please note that the contents of these videos do not necessarily represent the policy or views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Three issue briefs were developed to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of future initiatives and federal investments.
Click here to view the presentations from the Forum.
Click here to view the briefs from the Forum.
Subscribe to our newsletter for information on funding, events, publications, and more.
Map My Community is a tool designed specifically to assist you in locating resources in your community to help you build and strengthen your youth program. Get ideas for new partnerships, identify gaps in your community, and learn about resources to avoid duplication of effort.
FindYouthInfo.gov is the U.S. government Web site that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.