Crowley and Scott to speak at American Youth Policy Forum

Penn State’s Max Crowley and Taylor Scott, along with Emily Douglas, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will be presenting on the Research-to-Policy Collaboration Model at the American Youth Policy Forum taking place March 25, 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Washington D.C.

At the forum, “Evidence-Based Policy: Moving Beyond Data Dissemination to Increased Evidence Use”, participants will gain new insight into the use of research evidence. Through presentations and extensive Q and A periods, participants will be challenged to push their thinking beyond evidence building and dissemination to systems-wide approaches to evidence use.

With recent passage of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, the federal government has taken an important step forward. In addition to strengthening privacy protections and improving secure data access, the act directs agencies to develop evidence-building plans, establish Evaluation Officers, and coordinate evidence-building activities across agencies. But while the federal government’s push for evidence-building is important, we will not arrive at stronger policy if the evidence is not used.

Other presenters include Annette Boaz, eminent international expert, who will discuss lessons from around the world in her new book, “What Works Now: Evidence-informed Policy and Practice”. In addition, Lauren Supplee and Charisse Johnson will talk about the partnership between the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, and the Office of Family Assistance.

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