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Putting Research Into Action to Improve Lives

We aim to improve the lives of low-income children and their families by delivering our research to advocates and policymakers seeking to craft effective policies that promote healthy child development, and strong, nurturing families that are economically secure.


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This project promotes efforts to achieve positive outcomes for infants and young children by highlighting research-informed IECMH state policies and scaled initiatives. It features exemplary IECMH policies and scaled initiatives, research summaries that offer evidence supporting the use of each strategy, and related tools and research publications.

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Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty

Between 2000 and 2015, almost every major metropolitan area experienced a significant increase in the suburban poor population. Two-thirds of those regions now find the majority of the poor population in the suburbs. Scott W. Allard examines the rise of poverty in the suburbs in his book Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty in America.

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