Evidence in Action

Expert Perspectives on Research, Policy, and Serving the Public Good

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    Targeted Treatment: Addressing the Complex Needs of High-Need, High-Cost Patients
    Jan 16, 2019
    Dana Jean-Baptiste

    Given that a growing number of health care delivery organizations are taking on increased financial responsibility for their patients’ health outcomes, it is important to better understand how to improve the quality of care for high-need, high-cost patients and best use health care resources.

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    Coaching: Helping Low-Income People Find and Keep Jobs
    Jan 15, 2019
    Sheena McConnell

    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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    Finding New Ways to Listen to What the Evidence Tells Us
    Jan 10, 2019
    Joe Baker, Amanda Lechner, Michael Cavanaugh, Ananya Khan

    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.

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    A Chance to Rethink Health Care
    Jan 08, 2019
    Lauren McDevitt

    How might three of the nation’s largest private-sector employers pioneer long-overdue changes to health care? The move itself indicates that the partners are confident they can disrupt the status quo and create a new ecosystem of care for their employees.

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    Advancing the Field: Improving Education and Compensation for Early Childhood Education Teachers
    Jan 08, 2019
    Katherine Niland, Nikki Aikens

    Practitioners, policymakers, and researchers agree that high quality early care and education (ECE) can support positive child outcomes, but depends on providers who are knowledgeable and adequately compensated.