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Scrivner Policy Roundtable Presentation: Bridging the Research to Policy Divide


We were happy to present to local public policy and research leaders at last month’s Scrivner Policy Roundtable (see presentation video below). The event series is hosted by the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy at the University of Denver to foster collaboration and learning among Metro Denver policy organizations.

To support Colorado leaders in making data actionable to inform and sustain policy solutions, our own Drs. Courtney Everson and Lauren Gase presented Bridging the Research to Policy Divide: New Ways to Think About Old Problems.

“Despite a common value of using data to drive policy change, there is a known gap in making research evidence timely, relevant, and useful for decision-makers,” said Dr. Kristin Klopfenstein, Director of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab. “Traditional ways of approaching rigor and research translation are falling short. With this understanding, we highlighted lessons learned from health, early childhood, and justice to illustrate actionable ways that researchers and evaluators can better align their evidence-building approaches with the needs and goals of policy decision-makers.”

Learn more about the Colorado Lab’s Essential Elements, including our prioritization of data that moves results into opportunities for sustained change.