Program Support

Monitoring compliance with regulations to improve access to funding for charter school facilities

Charter schools have difficulty getting long-term financing to lease, renovate, or build facilities. A number of factors contribute to their funding challenge, including a lack of access to local...

Training scholars to tackle health disparities

The social and environmental conditions of the places where people live, learn, work, and play can affect their health. These conditions also contribute to disparities in the health of...

Developing an evaluation plan

Dental needs are the highest unmet health need for children and have long-term life consequences. Despite Medicaid coverage of dental care, only a little more than 1/3 of children...

Improving employment for people with disabilities

Too many people with disabilities cannot get a job. The unemployment rate among people with disabilities is more than twice the unemployment rate of people without disabilities. The U.S...

Organizing and analyzing complex decisionmaking

An educational foundation of a large association has been championing a national program for high school students for more than 15 years. The program is a joint venture of...

PISA for developing countries

The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses the skills and knowledge of 15-year-olds throughout the world. PISA’s goal is to measure how well countries’ education systems are preparing...

Assessing students' skills for the real world

How well are countries’ education systems preparing children to be successful in their lives as adults? The Program for Student Assessment (PISA) is an international survey designed to find...

Improving the surveillance of HIV in Senegal

To better prevent and control the spread of HIV, the West African country of Senegal is working to establish a high-quality, country-wide HIV surveillance system. Like other countries in...

Advancing tobacco product regulation through research

To exercise its legal authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires rigorous and timely scientific evidence to inform...

Using data to evaluate program effectiveness

An educational foundation of a large association has been championing a national program for high school students for over 15 years. The foundation decided to update its set of...

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