With today’s policymakers grappling with increasingly complex, high-stakes problems, here are a few tips for how researchers can provide accessible, objective, and trustworthy evidence to inform decision making when it counts most.
Evidence in Action
Expert Perspectives on Research, Policy, and Serving the Public Good
Making Evidence Matter: Tips for ResearchersJul 20, 2018Julie Stone
Swimming Upstream in Medicaid Delivery Reform Waters to Improve Downstream OutcomesJul 10, 2018Debra Lipson, Jessica Heeringa, Julia Baller
Does making upstream investments that help Medicaid enrollees and people without insurance get timely primary and preventive care help to avoid more costly and often unnecessary care in hospitals and emergency rooms downstream?
States and Districts Can Make Greater Use of Kindergarten Assessments to Understand Students’ Knowledge, Skills, and GrowthJul 02, 2018Christine Ross, Felicia Hurwitz
Many states have adopted kindergarten entry assessments to measure children’s development as they begin school.
In Conversation: Randall Brown and James HavenJun 28, 2018Randall S. Brown, James Haven
In celebration of Mathematica’s 50th anniversary, we brought together two health researchers who had never met each other for a virtual conversation about what’s changed—and what hasn’t—at Mathematica.
The Distinctions Between Policymakers and Researchers, Decision Making and EvidenceJun 21, 2018Julie Stone
The different perspectives and environments of policymakers and researchers have resulted in many missed opportunities for evidence to inform decision making. Without necessary changes, broad and routine evidence-based policymaking will largely remain a promise and not a norm.