Results for America applauds and supports the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 because it allocates federal funds to evidence-based prevention services that will improve outcomes for children and families by reducing unnecessary foster care placements and improving child health and safety. By giving states flexibility to use federal foster care dollars for services that have been shown to work, such as parent training and home visiting, we can positively impact the health and safety of children and families.
Results for America CEO and Co-founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5170, the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act, by voice vote.
Today, Results for America announced 12 new cities selected to join the national What Works Cities initiative, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The addition of the new cities demonstrates the growing interest by local government leaders to use data and evidence to make better decisions and improve results for city residents.
During an event today at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Results for America (RFA) unveiled its 2016 Federal Invest in What Works Index. The 2016 Index establishes a new standard of excellence for evidence-building at the federal level and highlights how federal leaders are using data and evidence effectively to drive budget, policy and management decisions, and ultimately improve lives.
On Monday, April 18, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Results for America will unveil its 2016 Federal Invest in What Works Index and host two panel discussions focusing on innovative work of seven federal agencies and departments to build the capacity to promote evidence-based policymaking.
Results for America and the William T. Grant Foundation hosted a Capitol Hill forum today to identify how the federal government can help state and local governments build their capacity for evidence-based policymaking in the next five years. As the federal government continues to embrace data and evidence in its policies and programs, local and state governments must also enhance their own ability to build and use evidence to get better results for the people they serve.