Expanding Evidence Building Across a National Network


By Charles E. Carter, Jr. Ph.D., LICSW

Project Evident is testing a new approach to evidence building that places social sector practitioners in the driver’s seat, with the goal of increasing the supply of outcomes-producing programs for communities who need them. In this brief, we explore the challenges HealthySteps, a national program focused on pediatric primary care settings, faced in scaling evidence across new priority outcome areas and a national network – and how Project Evident’s approach helped bolster their ability to use data for continuous program improvement across a varied network.

The Strategic Evidence Planning  process is fresh, exciting, nimble, and a different approach grounded in the real world.
— Matthew Melmed, CEO ZERO TO THREE