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Mathematica at the 2019 ISM Annual Conference
At Mathematica, we’re reimagining the way the world gathers and uses evidence. We stick with our partners on the road to becoming data driven, no matter where they are in their journey, because high quality data are essential for child welfare agencies to make informed decisions that deliver the right services at the right time. We help our partners get the most from their data by using technology to create efficient solutions and by leveraging staff with expertise in child welfare, data quality, and innovative methods.
Join Mathematica at the 2019 ISM Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as Elizabeth Weigensberg, Mathematica’s state and local child welfare lead, and Matthew Stagner, vice president and director of human services, team up to share their expertise on how being data driven can improve outcomes for state child welfare agencies.
Weigensberg and Stagner will be on hand throughout the conference at booth 207 to discuss the following:
- Data quality planning and monitoring, including meeting CCWIS requirements.
- Developing measures that are informative to understand and improve services and outcomes for kids and families.
- Applying evidence-based prevention services to support implementation of the Family First Services Prevention Act.
- Implementing findings so that analytic results can be effectively used to identify and support child welfare policy.
Whether you are just starting to think about how to make the most of your data or are already using data to drive decisions, Mathematica will be right there with you, providing confidence and clarity every step of the way.
Join Mathematica beyond ISM as we host a series of in-person and online conversations, bringing together leaders from a variety of sectors to discuss the challenges of becoming data driven and offer action-oriented, accessible advice on how organizations can take their first steps, or their next steps, to progress together.
Beth Weigensberg helps lead Mathematica’s work with developing data, advanced analytic, and program improvement solutions for state and local child welfare agencies. Her expertise includes linking and analyzing complex administrative data from state and local public agencies and providing technical assistance to facilitate the development and use of data to inform policy and practice.
Matthew Stagner directs Mathematica’s Chicago office and is a nationally known expert on youth development and risk behaviors, child welfare, teen pregnancy prevention, evaluation design, and the role of research in policymaking. His work focuses on policies and programs for vulnerable youth, such as those transitioning out of foster care. Stagner is the president of the Association for Public Policy and Management and a member of the Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency Research Technical Working Group in the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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