April 2018 | Anzelone, Caitlin, Nadine Dechausay, and Xavier Alemany (eds). (2017). Behavioral Intervention Materials Compendium. OPRE Report 2018-08. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families

Behavioral Intervention Materials Compendium

The Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project team, led by MDRC and sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, partnered with eight state and local agencies to design and implement 15 behavioral interventions, involving close to 100,000 human services clients. The BIAS project demonstrated how tools from behavioral science could be used to deliver program services more effectively, targeting three human services domains: child support, child care, and work support. The compendium contains all of the printed materials that were designed as part of those interventions. The BIAS team’s objective in sharing these materials is to assist practitioners and program designers in developing future behavioral interventions and, more specifically, in crafting written materials that are informed by behavioral science. In sharing these intervention materials, the team hopes that others can learn how specific behavioral concepts were operationalized in different settings and formats (that is, mail, text messages, and email). The team also aims to spark future innovative interventions and help scale behavioral interventions where evidence has already been built.


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