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Sara Bayless Named External Research Partner


A warm welcome to Sara Bayless as she partners with the Colorado Lab in support of our work with the Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families (Partnership). Dr. Bayless, who serves as a Director at the OMNI Institute, is skilled in conducting research and evaluation that helps organizations advance the evidence for their social programming.

The Partnership is a cross-system collaborative of human services, health care, and public health partners working together to significantly reduce child fatalities and child maltreatment for all children ages 0 to 5 by supporting strong and healthy family formation. Recently, the Partnership was awarded a five-year Family Support Through Primary Prevention grant from the Children’s Bureau. Dr. Bayless will support the Colorado Lab in building evidence for new primary prevention strategies funded under the grant in five demonstration counties, with the shared goal of promoting family well-being and preventing child maltreatment.

“At OMNI, we use research and evaluation to advance our understanding of how programs and policies can support families in developing their strengths and increasing their health, well-being, and economic security. We are excited to partner with the Colorado Lab on this project to build evidence for how strengthening families can strengthen our communities.”

Dr. Sara Bayless, Director, OMNI Institute

Sara applied via the Lab’s call for external research partners and was selected from among qualified candidates. If you are interested in being considered for future projects and have not done so already, please learn more and fill out the brief questionnaire.

To learn more about the Colorado Lab’s work with the Partnership, please contact Dr. Courtney Everson.