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February 2024

Featured in this newsletter:

  • Fostering Opportunities Final Report & Expansion 
  • Plans of Safe Care Pilot Underway in San Luis Valley
  • New Project: High Quality Family Time

    Read the February 2024 newsletter here!

    January 2024

    Featured in this newsletter:

    • Family First Evidence-Building Hub
      • Funded Evaluation Opportunity: Call for Letters of Interest
      • Hot off the Press! Annual Evidence-Building Strategy Report 
    • Evidence-Based Decision-Making
      • New Tool! SMART Act Cue Card for Legislators
      • Hot off the Press! Strategy Report: From Vision to Implementation

    Read the January 2024 newsletter here!

    December 2023

    Featured in this newsletter:

    • CDEC Stimulus Funding Evidence-Building
    • Evidence Portfolios for Budget and Policy Decisions
    • Colorado Lab Presents on EBDM at NCSL National Conference

      Read the December 2023 newsletter here!

      October 2023

      Featured in this newsletter:

      • New! Evidence-Based Decision-Making Glossary of Terms
      • Early Childhood Mental Health Testimonial Videos
      • Early Childhood Evaluation Hub
        • CCCAP Teacher Wage Increase Pilot
        • Spotlight on External Research Partner: MDRC
        • Colorado Lab Welcomes New Staff

      Read the October 2023 newsletter here!

      September 2023

      Featured in this newsletter:

      • Register Now! The Intersection of Evaluation and Implementation Practice Webinar
      • Statistician Partners Identified Through May’s Open Call
      • Use of Research Evidence to Improve Perinatal Health
      • Early Childhood Evaluation Hub
        • Colorado Lab Hosts Learning Session for Hub Teams
        • Spotlight on External Research Partner: Butler Institute for Families

      Read the September 2023 newsletter here!

      August 2023

      Featured in this newsletter:

      • Register Now! The Intersection of Evaluation and Implementation Practice Webinar
      • Request for Proposals: Website Development
      • Expanding the Reach of Prosecutorial Dashboards in Colorado
      • New Measures of Success Guide: Southwest Colorado Education Collaborative

      Read the August 2023 newsletter here!

      July 2023

      Featured in this newsletter:

      • Contract Opportunity: Strategic Communications
      • Job Opportunity: Senior Researcher/Project Director
      • New Project: Food Security and College Completion
      • Stakeholders Inform Use of Research Evidence in Perinatal Policymaking
      • Early Childhood Stimulus Evaluation Hub
        • Early Childhood Workforce: Recruitment, Retention and Quality
        • Spotlight on External Research Partner: Marzano Research

      Read the July 2023 newsletter here!

      June 2023

      Featured in this newsletter:

      • Family First Evidence-Building Hub
        • Rigorous Evaluation Annual Report
        • External Research Partner: Colorado Implentation Science Unit
      • Early Childhood Stimulus Evaluation Hub
        • Child Care Expansion Activities
        • Spotlight on External Research Partner: Schultz Patel Evaluation
      • Colorado Lab Welcomes New Staff

      Read the June 2023 newsletter here!

      May 2023

      Featured in this newsletter:

      • Scrivner Policy Roundtable Presentation: Bridging the Research to Policy Divide
      • Child Abuse Prevention Investment Strategy
      • Early Childhood Stimulus Evaluation Hub:
        • Colorado Child Care Assistance for Families and Providers
        • Spotlight on External Research Partner Dr. Andrew Brodsky

      Read the May 2023 newsletter here!

      April 2023

      Featured in this newsletter:

      • Contract Opportunity: Universal Preschool Program Discovery
      • Contract Opportunity: Early Childhood Dashboard Development
      • Colorado Lab Training: Effective Leadership through Data
      • New Projects:
        • Analysis Plan for the Study of Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention
        • The Community Aging in Place Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) Pilot Program
        • LINC: The Impact of Pay Transparency in Job Postings on the Labor Market
      • Early Childhood Stimulus Evaluation Hub:
        • Stabilization and Sustainability Activities
        • Spotlight on External Research Partner Dr. Ann Wacker

      Read the April 2023 newsletter here!

      March 2023

      Featured in this newsletter:

      • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Schools
      • New Reports: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Prosecutorial Process
      • New Project: Cash for Coloradans
      • External Research Partner Spotlight: Roger Low

          Read the March 2023 newsletter here!

          February 2023

          Featured in this newsletter:

          • Early Childhood Evaluation Hub: Contract Evaluation Opportunity
          • Estimating Youth and Young Adult Homelessness Statewide
          • External Research Partner Spotlight: Lanae Davis
          • New Project: Reverse Transfer College Credit

              Read the February 2023 newsletter here!

              January 2023

              Featured in this newsletter:

              • Early Childhood Evaluation Hub: Contract Evaluation Opportunity
              • Promoting Data-Informed Policy Solutions for Perinatal Health
              • Perinatal Substance Use and Improving Family Health
              • External Research Partner Spotlight: Dr. Susan Hwang
              • Welcome Dr. Tate Steidley as Senior Researcher

                  Read the January 2023 newsletter here!

                  December 2022

                  Featured in this newsletter:

                  • Colorado Lab Welcomes New Staff Members
                  • Spotlight: External Research Partners

                      Read the December 2022 newsletter here!

                      November 2022

                      Featured in this newsletter:

                      • Runaway Foster Youth: Child Protection Ombudsman Task Force
                      • Early Childhood Evaluation Hub Launches
                      • Dr. Whitney LeBoeuf Appointed to Early Childhood Leadership
                        Commission

                        Read the November 2022 newsletter here!

                        September 2022

                        RISE Grantees Build Evidence

                        Featured in this newsletter:

                        • Colorado Lab Hiring for Five New Positions
                        • Several RISE Grantees Move Toward Project Completion
                          • Evaluation of Colorado Lab Support Provided to RISE Grantees
                          • Centennial BOCES: Helping Migrant Families Thrive
                          • Montrose County School District: Supporting Student Wellness and Engagement
                          • Denver-Area Charter Schools: Infusing Social-Emotional Learning into Summer Programs

                        Read the September 2022 newsletter here!

                        August 2022

                        Prioritizing a Strengths-based Approach to Child Welfare

                        Featured in this newsletter:

                        • Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel: Promoting Steps 1 and 2 of Building Evidence
                        • Family First Annual Strategy Report
                        • Early Childhood Stabilization Grant

                        Read the August 2022 newsletter here!

                        July 2022

                        Featured in this newsletter:

                        • Imagination Library Impact Evaluation
                        • Office of Economic Security Technical Assistance
                        • Welcome to New Colorado Lab Staff

                        Read the July 2022 newsletter here!

                        May 2022

                        Evidence-building and Policymaking

                        Featured in this newsletter:

                        • 2022 Legislative Session: Informing Key Legislation
                        • 2021 Legislative Session: Building Evidence to Effectively Implement Policy Wins
                        • Renny Fagan Partners with Colorado Lab on ARPA Evaluation Project

                        Read the May 2022 newsletter here!

                        April 2022

                        Building Evidence with COVID Recovery Stimulus Funds

                        Featured in this newsletter:

                        • Learning from ARPA Investments
                        • Early Childhood Stimulus Funding Evaluation
                        • Funds Approved to Implement OEC Data & Technology Plan
                        • Supporting Centennial BOCES to Implement Project READY
                        • Watch: Colorado’s Evidence Continuum

                        Read the April 2022 newsletter here!

                        March 2022

                        Toward a Fair and Just Justice System

                        Featured in this newsletter:

                        • Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher to Support RISE
                        • Jeffco’s Preventive Legal Services Pilot Program Launches
                        • Fostering Learning & Alignment Among DAs’ Offices
                        • Sara Bayless Named External Research Partner

                        Read the March 2022 newsletter here!

                        February 2022

                        Featured in this newsletter: 

                        • Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families Listening Sessions
                        • PDG B-5 Home Visiting for Home Child Care Providers Pilot Findings
                        • In Brief:
                          • Child Care Stabilization and Sustainability Grants
                          • Meg Franko Named as Early Childhood Mental Health Research Partner
                          • National Presentation on Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

                          Read the February 2022 newsletter here!

                          January 2022

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Center for Policy Research Selected as TF-CBT Evaluation Team
                          • RISE Funders Convening
                          • RISE Partnership to Strengthen Career Pathways in Southwest Colorado

                          Read the January 2022 newsletter here!

                          December 2021

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Racial Disparities in Prosecutorial Outcomes
                          • Prosecutorial Dashboards Learning Community
                          • Lab’s Courtney Everson Receives Innovative Leadership Award
                          • Erin Wu Joins Lab Staff

                          Read the December 2021 newsletter here!

                          November 2021

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families
                          • Relationship between SNAP and Medicaid Expenditures
                          • Charter Schools Coalesce to Mitigate Effects of COVID
                          • Jo Beletic Joins Lab Staff
                          • New Colorado Lab Project: Early Childhood Data Partnership
                          • New LINC Projects: Estimating Homelessness Among Young People and Crossover Youth

                          Read the November 2021 newsletter here!

                          October 2021

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Call for External Research Partners
                          • Strategy to Build Knowledge in Colorado’s New Department of Early Childhood
                          • Building an Evidence Base for Family First Prevention Services
                          • Welcome to New Colorado Lab Staff
                          • New Projects at the Colorado Lab 

                          Read the October 2021 newsletter here!

                          September 2021

                          Back to School Issue 

                          • RISE: Innovating Improved Student & Family Outcomes in the Wake of COVID-19
                          • School Counselor Corps Grant Program Evaluation
                          • Colorado Lab in the News: AP’s Equity Face-Plant
                          • Colorado’s Home Visiting Investment Plan
                          • Colorado Lab’s Dr. Courtney Everson Named to Prevention Task Group

                          Read the September 2021 newsletter here!

                          August 2021

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Cost Analysis: Colorado Community Response Program
                          • Establishing a Baseline: Substance Use & Infant and Maternal Mortality
                          • New LINC Projects

                          Read the August 2021 newsletter here!

                          July 2021

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Colorado Shines Professional Development Information System
                          • Investigating Allegations of Child Abuse and Neglect
                          • 2021 Legislative Review
                          • New Projects at the Colorado Lab

                          Read the July 2021 newsletter here!

                          June 2021

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Colorado Legislature Passes Brain Injury Pilot Program To Reduce Recidivism
                          • Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program Expands
                          • Consultant Opportunity: Early Childhood Research and Analytics

                          Read the June 2021 newsletter here!

                          May 2021

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Closing the High School Graduation Gap for Youth Who Experience
                            Foster Care
                          • Denver Public Schools and Colorado Judicial Branch Partner with LINC
                          • Sarah Jordan Joins Lab Staff

                          Read the May 2021 newsletter here!

                          April 2021

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Prenatal Substance Use and Improving Family Health
                          • Ensuring the Equitable Treatment of Defendants
                          • New at the Colorado Lab

                          Read the April 2021 newsletter here!

                          March 2021

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Food Insecurity in Mesa County
                          • Brain Injury Support in Criminal Justice System

                          Read the March 2021 newsletter here!

                          February 2021

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Response, Innovation and Student Equity (RISE) Education Fund
                          • Phase II of the Early Childhood Workforce Dashboard Underway
                          • Welcome to New Colorado Lab Staff

                          Read the February 2021 newsletter here!

                          December 2020

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Linked Information Network of Colorado (LINC) Website Launches
                          • National Publication Features LINC

                          ICYMI (In Case You Missed It):

                          • Impact Report Now Available

                          Read the December 2020 newsletter here!

                          December 2020 – Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab: 3 Years in Action  

                          Three years ago, the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab launched as a strategic research partner for Colorado government – specializing in actionable research that could improve the lives of Colorado residents.

                          Starting with philanthropic support and a deep partnership with the Colorado governor’s office, the Lab has grown to accomplish 38 research projects in conjunction with 29 government agencies and 21 academic, private, and nonprofit research partners.

                          We created “Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab: 3 Years in Action” to report on the impact of our work, and to share how to connect with our efforts.

                          View the Impact Report here!

                          August 2020

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Recidivism and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Vicious Cycle
                          • LINC-Driven Dashboard on Early Care and Education Workforce Launches
                          • Colorado Lab, LINC Noted in Results for America Blueprint
                          • AISP Highlights Colorado Lab Efforts

                          Read the August 2020 newsletter here!

                          May 2020

                          Featured in this newsletter: 

                          • Fostering Opportunities: Stories of Success
                          • Increasing the Understanding of Food Insecurity by Medical Providers and Educators
                          • Building Capacity to Implement the Family First Prevention Services Act

                          Read the May 2020 newsletter here!

                          November 2019 Issue 2

                          News Release: New On-line Mapping Tool Targets Link Between Housing, Mental Health

                            November 2019 Issue 1

                            Featured in this newsletter: 

                            • Family First Prevention Services Act:
                              Evidentiary Reviewers Needed – Training Opportunity and Call for Reviewers

                            June 2019

                            Featured in this newsletter: 

                            • Opportunities with LINC
                            • Implementation Science Research Opportunity with CDPHE
                            • New Website Launch
                            • RFP Reminder

                            May 2019

                            Featured in this newsletter: 

                            • Request for Proposals from the Research Community: Cross-System, Actionable Research Tailored to Priorities of Governor Polis’s Administration
                            • Call for Ideas from State Agency Staff: Cross-System and Actionable Research

                            April 2019 Issue 2

                            • Co-PI Opportunity for Health Care Utilization RCT
                            • Consultant Opportunity for a Behavioral Economist
                            • Awards for Manuscript Co-Author Opportunity
                            • Apply to Join CARAN
                            • Register to Attend the CARAN Summer Institute
                            • Upcoming Request for Proposals

                            Read the April 2019 Issue 2 newsletter here!

                            April 2019 Issue 1

                            • CARAN Summer Institute: Designing Research for Action
                            • Cross System Awards
                            • Call for Behavioral Economist Fellows
                            • Introducing Sarah Moses

                            Read the April 2019 Issue 1 newsletter here!

                            March 2019
                            • CARAN Summer Institute: Designing Research for Action
                            • Job Opportunities with the Colorado Lab
                            • Opportunity for Manuscript Co-Authorship
                            Read the March 2019 newsletter here!

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