This case study examines the role of culture in informing and enhancing efforts to level life’s playing field for children of color. Readers will learn how organizations are applying evidence-based practices in culturally relevant ways and how local programs are adopting nontraditional approaches to successfully serve communities of color. 

Considering Culture is the fourth installment in a five-part Race for Results case study series. 


April 25, 2017

Race for Results Case Studies

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    What the term “evidence-based program” means.

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    The difference between an evidence-based program and an evidence-based practice.

  3. 3

    Why developing evidence-based programs within communities of color can be challenging.

  4. 4

    Examples of culturally relevant community programs.

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    How programs have used evidence to prove and improve their effectiveness.

Key Takeaway

When it comes to serving communities, one size does not fit all

Evidence-based programs that work well in predominantly white communities can fail to deliver the same results for communities of color. One potential factor at play? Culture. Understanding a community’s unique ethnic culture and incorporating this knowledge into an evidence-based program can support both the program’s uptake and its long-term success.  

Findings & Stats

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