Posts By: America Forward

#CDC7Words: Evidence-Based Policymaking Should Not Be Forbidden

In an article written in the Washington Post on Friday, December 15, it was reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was told not to use specific words in their Fiscal Year 2019 budget request to be sent to the Office of Management and Budget. Among this list of seven ‘forbidden’ words was evidence-based and science-based. It
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Reflecting on the #EvidenceinAction Movement

Earlier this year, America Forward launched a blog series entitled Evidence in Action. The launch of this series coincided with the important discussion taking place in Federal government around the evidence and impact of current federal programs and ideas about how to change how and where we allocate our limited federal resources. Through this series, our goal was to elevate
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Evidence in Action: Measuring the Effects of Bottom Line – a College Access and Completion Program

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations and spotlights effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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Evidence in Action: The Power of the NYC Leadership Academy’s Aspiring Principals Program

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations to highlight effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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Evidence in Action: County Government Trusting Family-Led Solutions

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations and spotlights effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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America Forward Applauds Introduction of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act

Members of the America Forward Coalition issued the following statement on the introduction of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on Thursday, November 2, 2017: "Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the introduction in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate of H.R. 4174/ S. 2046, the Foundations for
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Evidence in Action: The Bard Early Colleges and a Broadened Vision of Educational Opportunity

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations and spotlights effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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Evidence in Action: Using Evidence as a Tool, Not an Axe – Creating a Culture for Learning from Evidence

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations to highlight effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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Evidence in Action: Using Pay for Success to Keep Families Together

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations and spotlights effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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Key to Success in Pay for Success: Data, Data, Data

The following blog post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Last year, a federal commission began studying how data that the government already collect can be used to improve government programs and policies. The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking was the creation of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), who are long-time champions of data
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