Evidence-based policymaking, Active Duty Spouse Study, and 5210 messaging campaigns

We are here to assist professionals with the right tools and information to keep our military families strong!

1. Evidence-Based Policymaking: A Guide for Effective Government

In order that government function more effectively, there is a growing national trend toward evidence-based policy making. The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative released a report outlining a framework for a system of evidence-based governing that can be used to reduce wasteful spending, expand innovative programs, and strengthen accountability. Click here to learn more about the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative report and to link to the full report.

2. Report of the Military Family Life Project: Active Duty Spouse Study

The Military Family Life Project (MFLP) was initiated in 2010 by the Department of Defense (DoD) in order to better understand how military life events (i.e., Permanent Change of Station [PCS] moves and deployments) affect military families. Click here to learn more about the Military Family Life Project survey results and to link to the full survey report.

3. 5210 Healthy Military Children and 5210 Healthy Children Messaging Campaigns Launched

The 5210 Healthy Military Children and 5210 Healthy Children messaging campaigns were developed by research and evaluation scientists to increase healthy behaviors in children and spread awareness of the "5-2-1-0" message for daily behavior. Click here to learn more about 5210.

4. Continuum of Programs

The Clearinghouse has placed 42 new programs on the Continuum of Evidence since our last newsletter, bringing our total reviewed to over 950 programs that can be used to benefit military families. This year we continue to review new programs and are re-vetting programs that were placed in 2012 for new evaluations and program updates. Click here to read more, find a program, or submit a program...

5. Technical Assistance

We are here to assist you each step of the way as you work to enhance the lives of military families. We can help you consider, plan for, implement, and evaluate evidenced-based programs designed to bolster military child, youth, and family resiliency and readiness. Click here to read more, or to contact the TA team by phone, email, or through a live chat session...