Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Technical Assistance Resource Center
Building capacity in evaluation can strengthen home visiting services and improve outcomes for pregnant women, children, and families.
This project provides technical assistance and training to Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program awardees in performance measurement, continuous quality improvement, evaluation, and program implementation. The support helps home visiting programs sustain services and address critical and evolving priorities, including needs driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through implementation of a National Coordinating Center, the project brings MIECHV awardees together in a shared evaluation approach that harnesses and builds on their strengths. The Center aligns evaluation designs and measurement strategies, sparks peer learning and collective impact, facilitates data pooling, and develops the ability to generalize and compare findings across evaluations.
JBA’s role on TARC builds on two previous projects that helped MIECHV awardees expand the evidence base on home visiting, improve programs, and share knowledge: Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation and Support for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Awardees to Build Capacity for Performance Measurement and Continuous Quality Improvement.
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...
Mallory Quigley Clark, M.P.H.
Senior Research Associate
Mallory Quigley Clark has more than 10 years of experience planning, implementing, and evaluating maternal and child health programs. She has worked...
Kim McCombs-Thornton, Ph.D., M.P.P.
Senior Research Associate
Kim McCombs-Thornton has more than 25 years of experience leading, designing, and implementing evaluation research projects for early childhood and...
Lance Till, M.S.
Lance Till has more than 15 years of experience working in evaluation, program planning, and early childhood systems of care. He brings to JBA expertise...
- Matthew Poes, M.S. Senior Research Associate
- Susan Higman, Ph.D., M.A. Senior Research Associate
- Grace Atukpawu-Tipton, Ph.D., M.S.W. Senior Research Associate, Equity Director
- Colleen Morrison, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate
- Todd Bartko, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate
- Heather Johnson, M.P.H. Research Associate
- Julie Leis, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate
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