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Research & Evaluation – First 5 L.A. Home Visitation Initiative
In 2003, PAC/LAC’s research staff took part in assessing Los Angeles County’s home visitation landscape. They were responsible for developing survey tools, research methods and a variety of fieldwork activities. The project, under First 5 L.A., focused on national home visitation models, program level successes, and the challenges of meeting the unique needs of families with children aged 0-5.
Healthy Babies/Happy Moms Program
PAC/LAC also served as a consulting evaluator for a First 5 LA-funded Healthy Babies/Happy Moms Program – a community health endeavor under Citrus Valley Health Partners, encompassing insurance enrollment, community outreach, health promotion, prenatal care and aligning young children and their families with medical homes. Some of PAC/LAC’s services included a community needs assessment, methodology redesigns, data analysis, and program quality improvement.
Children’s Institute Inc. School Readiness Program
As an external evaluator in 2005 for a school readiness program implemented by Children’s Institute International, PAC/LAC provided an evaluation design, form development, and also data management infrastructure development. A collaboration between Rosemont and Union Avenue elementary schools, it sought to provide school readiness enrichment services to children and their parents, through a myriad of activities which included case management, a kindergarten-based transition program, and GED coursework for adults.
Interconception Care Financing Strategic Roundtable
Under a partnership with two major public health agencies, PAC/LAC conducted research and facilitated an important community engagement process exploring the feasibility of providing interconception care – care between pregnancies – to eligible women in California. PAC/LAC took a strong leadership role with this program, examining the efficacy of interconception care, as well as identifying funding streams and meeting with stakeholders.