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Research-Policy and Practice Collaboration

Through the Research-Policy and Practice Collaboration, which continues a previously established formal research-policy and practice collaboration between the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (FPG), FPG will develop structures to initiate working toward project goals and develop plans for expanding this work to educate/co-create learning between academia and policy practice in service of career advancement/efficacy. FPG will also review research and conduct analyses as directed by the Division to inform evidence-based decision-making at the state level, educate the public, and guide future efforts designed to support young children and families. Finally, FPG will provide coordination support for the B-3 Interagency Council and the B-3 Interagency Council planning team.


Funding Agency:  

NCDHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education

Funding Period:  

07/01/2022 to 06/30/2023

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Sandra L. Soliday Hong, Lead Principal Investigator
Ronald Seifer, Principal Investigator
Noreen M. Yazejian, Principal Investigator
David A. Bogojevich, Systems Programmer/Specialist
Julie Chin, Educational Technology Specialist
Gisele M. Crawford, Social Research Specialist
Allison C. De Marco, Advanced Research Scientist
Iheoma U. Iruka, Faculty Fellow
Jada F. Walker, Project Coordinator
Sherri Britt Williams, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist