As 2023 winds to a close, JBA is pleased to highlight selected contracts awarded this year.
- Institute for Home Visiting Workforce Development and Jackie Walorski Center for Evidence-Based Case Management, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). With EDC, we will work to develop systems to improve the quality of home visiting services, support home visitor professional development and well-being, and reduce costs and disruption related to staff turnover and retraining.
- Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Program Health Integration Prenatal to Three Evaluation, HRSA. With Abt Associates, we will design and conduct an environmental scan and case studies and contribute to evaluation plans in support of early childhood systems.
- Advancing Race Equity for Black Youth in Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Programming, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families. This project will incorporate active engagement with Black youth and APP grantees in developing culturally relevant resources to enhance program capacity.
- Two-Generation Evaluation Learning Convening, Annie E. Casey Foundation. We will gather experts from research and practice to discuss how best to advance evaluations of two-generation programs and build evidence.
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) Postsecondary Success for Parents, Ascend at Aspen Institute. We will conduct a culturally centered evaluation of a new capacity-building fund that provides financial support and technical assistance (TA) to selected HBCUs and TCUs committed to improving the success of their student parents.
- For the Parents as Teachers (PAT) National Center, we will implement two projects. The PAT Comparison Study will examine how service utilization changes over time for PAT caregivers relative to a nationally representative matched comparison group. Understanding Context: Exploring the Education and Employment Goals of Families Participating in PAT will examine how specific interventions within the PAT model may help families reduce systemic barriers to achieving their goals.
- Infant and Toddler Developmental Assessments Landscape Review and Recommendations, Tipping Point Community. This study in support of improved early childhood assessment will encompass leadership focus groups, teacher surveys, landscape analysis, and workshops.
- New Mexico First Born Evaluation TA, Santa Fe Community College. We will provide evaluation TA to support this unique home visiting program in demonstrating how it works to meet the needs of New Mexico families.
- For a ZERO TO THREE project funded by the Klingenstein Foundation, we will develop facilitator guides for key components of HealthySteps, an evidence-based, interdisciplinary pediatric primary care program: Child Development, Social-Emotional and Behavioral Screening; Ongoing, Preventive Team-Based Well Child-Visits; Child Developmental and Behavior Consults; and Screening for Family Needs.