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Center for Caregiver Advancement Receives $10 Million Grant to Provide Free Training for Caregivers in San Bernardino County

The Center for Caregiver Advancement (CCA) has been awarded a $10 million grant from the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency to bring its caregiver training programs to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers in San Bernardino County...

Laying the foundation to diversify the economics field and center racial equity in economics research

J-PAL North America is developing a strategic vision — informed by a new racial equity advisory committee — to advance inclusion, prioritize racial equity in research, and promote equitable and inclusive research practices in its network.

Identifying Scalable Strategies To Maintain Coverage As Medicaid Continuous Enrollment Ends

J-PAL affiliated researcher Rebecca Myerson (UW-Madison) and co-author Laura Dague (Texas A&M University) discuss the importance of applying evidence-based practices to promote health insurance take-up—and evaluating new approaches—to help keep individuals insured at a critical time.

April 2023 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's April newsletter highlights how evidence can be leveraged at the end of the public health emergency.

J-PAL North America and Results for America launch support for state and local leaders to evaluate programs using federal recovery dollars

As state and local leaders leverage federal relief funding to invest in their communities, a new program will support these governments in using data, evaluation, and evidence to advance effective and equitable government programming for generations to come.

How states can promote food security as the public health emergency ends

J-PAL North America Invited Researcher Tatiana Homonoff discusses the ending public health emergency and consequences for SNAP benefits — and how evidence-based approaches can minimize the harm during this transition.

New research finds ‘formality effect’ in local government letters

As part of Bloomberg Philanthropies' support for the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University, the renowned behavioral scientist Elizabeth Linos and The People Lab came to Harvard last year. Read about Linos' field-leading research and how it applies to the work of city leaders today.

Talking High-Dosage Tutoring: A Researcher and Schools Chief Share Strategies

Two champions of high-dosage tutoring—one a researcher and the other a superintendent — share their expertise and experience on high-dosage tutoring in a virtual forum.