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Archive: 2015-2016 Academic Year

Pam Joshi, Erin Hardy and Ioana Crisan receiving the Heller Research Award

MA Child Care Subsidies Research Team wins the Heller Research Award

April 2016

ICYFP's MA Child Care Subsidies research team won the inaugural Heller Research award for its mixed-methods evaluation of changes in administrative procedures that have the potential to increase the stability of receipt and continuity of child care arrangements in MA. These findings have already impacted the Obama Administration's new child care subsidy regulations. This team is comprised of ICYFP researchers Pam Joshi, Erin Hardy, Ioana Crisan and PhD students Kate Giapponi and Diana Serrano.

DDK team with David Norris

White House invites diversitydatakids to demo new "How Affordable is Opportunity?" Tool

March 2016 

The project was invited to participate in a two month intensive design process for The Opportunity Project—a joint initiative of the White House, HUD, Census Bureau and Presidential Innovation Fellows. The team demoed its newly developed How Affordable is Opportunity? Tool at the kick-off event with Administration officials that highlighted new ways that the public and private sectors can spur innovations and empower communities to leverage technology and open data to expand access to opportunity.

Webinar Cover Held a Webinar about the Family and Medical Leave Act

December 2015 held a webinar with PolicyLink and Family Values @ Work showcasing new data indicators that measure access gaps across race/ethnicity to Family and Medical Leave Act unpaid leave: “Data Tools for Policy Change: Paid Family Leave Policies to Advance Health Equity and Build an Inclusive Economy.”

Picture of Morgan CrossmanMorgan Crossman Accepted to Harvard-Wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship

December 2015

Morgan Crossman, a recent Doctoral graduate from the Child, Youth and Family concentration, was accepted to the Harvard-Wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.

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