Community Evaluation Programs

A Division of the Office for Public Engagement and
Scholarship, a department of University Outreach
and Engagement

 

Evidence-Based and Promising Practices

What Works Clearinghouse
The What Works Clearinghouse and its partner site Doing What Works cover a variety of education-related topics, such as Adolescent Literacy, Beginning Reading, Character Education, and Drop-Out Prevention.

US Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
The Evidence-based Practice Centers of the US Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, reviews all relevant scientific literature on clinical, behavioral, and organization and financing topics to produce evidence reports and technology assessments. These reports are used for informing and developing coverage decisions, quality measures, educational materials and tools, guidelines, and research agendas.

The Promising Practices Network
The Promising Practices Network on Families, Children and Communities, operated by the Rand Corporation, offers credible, research-based information on what works to improve the lives of children and families.

UMass Medical School Lamar Soutter Library
This web site of the UMass Medical School offers evidence-based practices for public health programs, interventions, and policies that through experience have been evaluated, shown to be successful, and have the potential to be adapted and transformed by others working in the same field.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Programs
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Programs offers a Model Programs Guide for 5 categories of programs: Prevention, Immediate Sanctions, Intermediate Sanctions, Residential and Re-Entry.

The Cochrane Collaboration
The Cochrane Collaboration: Improving healthcare decision-making globally, through systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions, published in The Cochrane Library