Evidence Based Information


Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed is about making sure that activities will help one reach the goal. EB/EI is about using strategies that have been proven effective and/or show promise. 

What follows is a list of research and references to model the implementation of EB/EI policies and practices:

http://www.promisingpractices.net/ - The Promising Practices Network (PPN) website is a unique resource that offers credible, research-based information on what works to improve the lives of children and families. Focus areas are Health and Safe Children; School Readiness; School Success; and Strong Families.

https://www.opressrc.org/about-ssrc - The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) is an ever growing virtual portal of research on low-income and TANF that aims to improve policy and practice in such areas as employment, education and training, and family self-sufficiency by improving access to field-tested, evidence-informed and evidence-based program strategies. 

http://whatworks.uwex.edu/ -The What Works Project,  sponsored the University of Wisconsin – Madison helps connect social service providers with the latest scientific knowledge on effective policies, practices, and programs, including “evidence-based programs,” for youth and their families, schools, and communities.

http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/children_adult/cabuseprev/part%20attachment%203.pdf: An Evidence-Based and Evidence Informed Programs and Practices Checklist to help agencies identify if the practice, service strategy, etc. fits within the EB/EI frame.

http://www.virtualcap.org/rpic/post.cfm/discovering-what-works-webinar-recording – A VirtualCAP webinar that helps you learn about ways your agency can capitalize on research-based and other strategies that will strengthen your programs and your entire organization.

http://www.virtualcap.org/rpic/post.cfm/family-economic-mobility-webinar-recording - A VirtualCAP webinar that  highlights resources available through the CSBG Resource Bank that produce positive outcomes for low-income youth and families.

http://evidencebasedprograms.org/ and 
http://toptierevidence.org/- Two Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy sites that connect providers to a list of social policy programs and interventions that meet the EB/EI frame. K-12 education, crime prevention, health, employment/welfare are just a few of the intervention areas highlighted.

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/m - A Institute for Education Sciences sponsored site that connects education practitioners with EB/EI information.

http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/ - A national searchable online registry of EB-EI mental health and substance abuse interventions.

http://www.findyouthinfo.gov/program-directory - An online directory of evidence-based programs whose purpose is to prevent and/or reduce delinquency or other problem behaviors in young people.

https://peerta.acf.hhs.gov/upitoolkit/ - An online toolkit with a collection of resources, templates, examples, and instruments in the area of family self-sufficiency.

http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprints/ - An online directory of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that are effective in reducing antisocial behavior and promoting a healthy course of youth development. 


This research followed a teen-pregnancy prevention program that illuminated the challenges that local agencies face in finding the right staff, training them on a model, adapting operating procedures and organizational culture, and ensuring fidelity common with any EB/EI program.