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June 5, 2012 | News Release
New program pairs supportive housing and social services to strengthen fragile families and avert foster care placements.
January 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Child FIRST (Child and Family Interagency, Resource, Support, and Training) is a family intervention that fosters sensitive, responsive, and secure parent-child relationships. This article presents results from the first randomized controlled trial of Child FIRST. The trial recruited impoverished families from inner city Bridgeport, Connecticut.
April 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Nearly a quarter of all deaths in Virginia from 1990 to 2000 would have been averted if the entire state exhibited the same mortality rate as the state's five most affluent areas, according to this analysis of public data.
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Children's Futures, a 10-year RWJF initiative, developed a comprehensive, citywide program in Trenton, N.J. focusing on the critical time period of prenatal care to age three to ensure health and school readiness. This article explores the initiative's first five years, the available results and lessons learned.
July 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This paper looks at the issues of obesity, race and gender, and determines whether school environment influences body mass index (BMI) and whether the racial and gender context one grows up in may also end up affecting BMI.
March 1, 2004 | Journal Article
This study examines the effect of community factors and individual factors on access to ambulatory care for low income adults in 54 metropolitan areas across the United States. Two indicators were used to measure access: (1) having a usual source of ...
May 9, 2011 | Journal Article
This article describes the independent evaluation conducted of Free to Grow (FTG) based at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Researcers compared 14 FTG sites with 14 matched Head Start agencies and communities without the program.
December 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article looks specifically at the design of the Urban Health Initiative evaluation. It highlights the program's integrated evaluation design, bringing together a theory of change and a quasi-experimental approach, including comparison city usage.
April 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This study examines a Housing First program in Seattle that succeeded in lowering public costs while not requiring complete sobriety among chronically-homeless individuals with severe alcohol problems.
April 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Mexican Americans living in colonias along the Texas-Mexico border comprise one of the most disadvantaged and difficult to reach minority groups in the United States. This article examines health-related quality of life (HRQL) in Hispanics, specifically living in colonias.