The COVID-19 pandemic has affected human services programs across the country, changing the way they deliver and design services. In response, we’ve partnered with policymakers, program leaders, federal agencies, and other decision makers to share our collective insights about these changes at this year’s Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS). Our experts feature prominently in discussions about programs, policies, and services that impact families with low income who’ve been hit especially hard by the virus. Organized by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, RECS will be held virtually October 13 to 15 and October 19 to 22, 2020. A full list of Mathematica presentations is available here. These are examples of our presenters:
- Ankita Patnaik will talk about using technology to promote enrollment, engagement, and learning in human services programs, on Tuesday, October 13, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. ET.
- Crystal Blyler will join our partners from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for a discussion about adapting employment and human services programs for individuals with substance use disorders on Wednesday, October 14, from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. ET.
- Sheena McConnell and Kristen Joyce discuss findings from an evaluation of employment coaching, an OPRE project, on Wednesday, October 21, from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. ET.
Learn more about RECS by visiting the conference website, following the conference on Twitter using the #RECS2020 hashtag, or signing up for Mathematica’s Evidence & Insights newsletter. Additional information about how Mathematica and our partners use data to inform decision making across health and human services is available here.