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International Journal for Child Maltreatment Publishes Paper Authored by SciMetrika Team

SciMetrika is pleased to announce that the International Journal for Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice American has published a paper from our team. The SciMetrika-authored peer-reviewed paper appeared in the January 2019 issue of the journal titled “Accomplishing great things together: A cross-state synthesis of Essentials for Childhood grantees’ efforts to prevent child maltreatment,”. Co-authors, Yvonne Wasilewski, Donna Shaw, and Lisa Hawley collaborated on the article, which was one of several articles in the issue entirely devoted to Essentials for Childhood (EfC) and focused on the evaluation of this complex initiative.

The purpose of CDC’s EfC initiative was to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and prevent child maltreatment. SciMetrika supported the evaluation of this initiative by collecting, tracking, analyzing, and reporting data on EfC grantees’ efforts to implement the goals of CDC’s EfC framework using a collective impact approach. In this article, the team reported quantitative and qualitative findings from their analyses of data sources collected from grantees over the five-year period. Further, they described key successes and barriers to implementing the EfC framework at the state level. These lessons learned can be applied to other state-level initiatives looking to implement a public health framework to address a complex social issue.

The article is available as Online First: It is fully accessible to all users at libraries and institutions that have purchased a SpringerLink license. If your article is published under one of our Open Access programs, it will be freely accessible to any user.

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