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Technical Assistance (TA)


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Policy Brief

Linking Child Welfare and Medicaid Data: Lessons Learned from Two States

This report provides information to state, tribal, and local child welfare and behavioral health agencies that are interested in linking their Medicaid and child welfare data.
ASPE Issue Brief

Engaging Training and Technical Assistance Recipients: Lessons from the Field

Based on interviews with 12 individuals with experience designing, providing, and receiving training and technical assistance (TA), this brief outlines six elements necessary for creating engaging training and TA, summarizes how designers and providers might measure recipients’ engagement, and presents concrete strategies for providers to make training and TA engaging.
ASPE Issue Brief

Developing Equitable Training and Technical Assistance

Based on interviews with 12 individuals with experience designing, providing, and receiving training and technical assistance (TA), this two page document summarizes four questions and related strategies for training and TA designers to consider to improve the likelihood that training and TA will engage potential recipients and their communities equitably.

Improving the Design, Targeting, and Effectiveness of Training and Technical Assistance: A Learning Agenda

This learning agenda identifies research activities that can inform the design, targeting, and effectiveness of training and technical assistance (TA) approaches.

Facilitating Local Cross-Sector Collaboration: Strategies for Intermediaries

Based on interviews with stakeholders from six different federal or philanthropic initiatives aimed at enhancing local cross-sector collaboration, this brief identifies a menu of six strategies - such as providing training and technical assistance or convening stakeholders - available to intermediary organizations to help facilitate local cross-sector collaboration.

How to Assess and Address Technical Assistance Needs: Insights from the Literature and Practice

This brief uses a literature review and interviews with TA providers and recipients to explore strategies for assessing recipients' needs for training and technical assistance (TA). It explores specific needs assessment strategies, such as structured needs assessment tools or hearing from recipients or program participants.

ASPE Evidence-Building Plan TA

The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act) requires federal agencies to create an Evidence-Building plan, otherwise known as a learning agenda. The Evidence-Building Plan is an organization’s way to articulate priority questions and design an approach to developing evidence in support of those questions.

Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Federal Role in Revitalizing Distressed Cities: Interagency Collaboration and Local Partnerships

The federal government has historically invested significant resources in the nation’s distressed cities. However, the benefits of these investments have often not been fully realized.

Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report

The Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative (SC2) is a new interagency approach to partnering with cities for economic growth launched by the White House Domestic Policy Council in 2011.

Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Building a More Responsive Federal Workforce: Lessons from the SC2 Pilot

In 2011, the U.S. federal government launched the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative, a new model of federal-local collaboration designed to (i) improve how the federal government invests in cities, (ii) offer technical assistance to support local priorities, and (iii) help to coordinate funds at the local, state, and federal level.