Involving communities in assessing and improving the well-being of children and young people.

Decades of research show that engag­ing whole com­mu­ni­ties in under­stand­ing and address­ing the under­ly­ing caus­es of social prob­lems can improve the well-being of both kids and adults. Yet, fed­er­al, state and local gov­ern­ment agen­cies have been slow to involve com­mu­ni­ties and slow to adopt evi­dence-based pro­grams that sup­port kids’ well-being.

Evidence2Success™ pro­vides cities and states with a road map for involv­ing com­mu­ni­ties in mak­ing smart invest­ments in evi­dence-based programs.

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A young white man sits at a table with two of his peers — one Latino and one white. He holds a pen in his hand, and there are papers and pens on the table in front of them.

Improving Local Data and Decision Making With Youth Surveys

A report stresses the importance of using local youth survey data when creating or investing in programs for young people. Learn why this data is critical.

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Building Evidence

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medicaid study examines use and costs of behavioral health use

A 50-state analysis from the Center for Health Care Strategies, with support from Casey, shows that less than 10% of children enrolled in Medicaid use behavioral health care.

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competition to build evidence of "what works" in social policy

The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy has launched a competition to identify and rigorously test the effectiveness of promising social policies, programs and practices.

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report lifts up evidence2success for smart use of data and evidence

Bridgespan Group showcases how the Providence (RI) Children and Youth Cabinet has adopted the Evidence2Success framework to make better use of data and evidence.