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Research-Policy and Practice Collaboration

The purpose of this project is to continue 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 the project goals and to 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 (DCDED)

Funding Period:  

07/01/2023 to 06/30/2024

Award Amount:  



Sandra L. Soliday Hong, Principal Investigator
Noreen M. Yazejian, Co-Principal Investigator
Ronald Seifer, Investigator
Paige Bowden, Account Manager
Jada F. Walker, Project Coordinator