Research Report Service Delivery and Evaluation Design Options for Strengthening and Promoting Healthy Marriages
Investigation of Programs to Strengthen and Support Healthy Marriages
Jennifer Ehrle Macomber, Julie Murray, Matthew Stagner
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This report highlights key components of current marriage education programs, identifies opportunities and challenges for expanding services into other service delivery systems, and provides recommendations for evaluations of healthy marriage programs. Researchers conducted a total of 58 telephone discussions with program providers and visited five geographic areas with multiple programs. Findings consider aspects of service delivery settings, target groups served, program scope, funding mechanisms, and collaborative relationships between marriage programs and other service delivery organizations.
Research Areas Families Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Family structure
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population