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The Blueprints Conference brings together researchers, program designers, community leaders and advocates, policy-makers, practitioners and funders to learn about evidence-based youth development programs. The goal of the conference is to provide information on evidence-based programs and guidance and tools to help consumers implement these programs successfully.

The next conference is planned for 2018. Details will be available on the conference website.


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New Report: What's Standing in the Way of the Spread of Evidence-based Programs?

Posted Oct. 23, 2017

New Report: What's Standing in the Way of the Spread of Evidence-based Programs?

The paper, by The Bridgespan Group, focuses on the role of purveyors, finding that while most purveyors are working hard to ensure effectiveness and fidelity of their programs, many are not focused on increasing the scale of the programs. This lack of proactive growth efforts appears to be a result of a lack of resources, mismatched expertise (e.g., researchers doing sales), and misaligned incentives that encourage developing programs with strong evidence of effectiveness, but not expanding them. The report offers recommendations for alleviating the situation to developers, purveyors, and funders of evidence-based programs.

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