We partner with local organizations to build capacity for program evaluation and to provide a framework for health in contexts beyond the health care system including workplaces, early childhood education and childcare centers.
Educare New Orleans, the 19th school opened in the Educare Learning Network (ELN), is part of a broad community redevelopment effort led by the Bayou District Foundation. Educare New Orleans is the first early childhood development and education facility of its kind in the Gulf South. Educare is a national network of early learning schools which share a platform to leverage strong and lasting investments in early childhood education for low income families. MAC was selected to be the local evaluation partner for Educare New Orleans.
MAC partners with Kingsley House to evaluate their Early Head Start Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) program. The goal of the research program partnership is to develop and implement a comprehensive data collection system for Kingsley’s Early Learning Services Division, specifically the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Program (EHS-CCP). As the local evaluation partner MAC will assess all facets of program implementation, including parent engagement, staff development, child progress and the overall outcomes of the service delivery and the Early Head Start models.
MAC is the local evaluation partner for the Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives at Tulane University. Cowen's Earn and Learn Career Pathways Program is designed to introduce opportunity youth (individuals age 18-24 who are not employed nor in school) to training for high earning, high industry jobs. MAC analyzes Earn and Learn’s mechanisms and program elements with the goal of determining the individual and overall initial program effectiveness and generate recommendations for future cohorts and long-term evaluation.
MAC is proud to partner with the Louisiana Department of Health and the Tulane School of Medicine to provide evaluation support for their efforts to improve health care providers’ capacity to screen, assess, treat, and refer pregnant and postpartum women for maternal depression, intimate partner violence, substance use, and related behavioral health disorders. The Louisiana Mental Health Perinatal Partnership program seeks to reach providers statewide, including in rural and medically underserved areas by providing remote psychiatric consultation services. Our overarching goal is to improve the mental health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women and, thereby, their infants’ social and emotional development, through increased access to affordable, culturally and linguistically appropriate treatment and recovery support services.