The Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation (DOHVE) project provides an opportunity to understand and strengthen evidence-based home visiting services through rigorous evaluation, performance monitoring, and data-driven decision making.
JBA’s support for DOHVE began in 2010 with its work on the design of the national evaluation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). We also helped MIECHV state and territory grantees develop performance measurement plans, lay a foundation for continuous quality improvement, and design evaluations.
Since 2016, under a second DOHVE contract focused on evaluation technical assistance, we have continued to build grantee capacity to expand the evidence base on home visiting, strengthen programs, and share knowledge. We collaborate with grantees to develop meaningful evaluation plans; facilitate evaluation implementation; and identify opportunities to disseminate findings through journals, briefs, webinars, and other channels.
We also support state-tribal coordination to provide home visiting services, collect data, and meet federal performance measurement requirements. These efforts help tribal nations safeguard the privacy of their members while ensuring states and tribes have data to improve and sustain services.
Other work includes building grantee capacity to plan and conduct pay for outcomes initiatives and assessing community readiness for adding or expanding home visiting services.
Jill Filene, M.P.H.
Executive Vice President
Jill Filene has more than 15 years of experience in applied research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. Her areas of expertise include home...
Susan Zaid, M.A.
Susan Zaid brings more than 20 years of experience in program evaluation, applied social science research, and evaluation technical assistance in the areas of...
Kimberly McCombs-Thornton, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Kimberly McCombs-Thornton has more than 25 years of experience working with nonprofits and universities to evaluate programs for children and families. She is...
Grace Atukpawu-Tipton, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Senior Research Associate, Equity Director
Grace Atukpawu-Tipton has more than 20 years of experience in program evaluation, evaluation technical assistance, and applied social science research in the...
- Colleen Morrison, Ph.D. Research Associate
- Susan Higman, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate
- Todd Bartko, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate
- Mallory Quigley Clark, M.P.H. Research Associate
- Lance Till, M.S. Senior Research Associate
- Julie Leis, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate
- Matthew Poes, M.S. Senior Research Associate
- Chi Connie Park, Ph.D., M.A. Senior Research Associate
- Patrice Cachat, M.S.W. Research Associate
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