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2021 Collaborative Science of Home Visiting Meeting

The Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC) is pleased to announce the sixth annual Collaborative Science of Home Visiting meeting. This will be a virtual meeting and will take place from March 15th to March 17th, 2021. A detailed agenda is shown below.

As always, the HARC meeting is free to attend. The virtual format will allow unlimited attendance and we hope that many HARC members who have not been able to attend in the past will be able to attend this year.

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Monday – March 15, 2021


Opening Plenary – Welcome and Overview of the Meeting
Kay O’Neill, MSPH (Johns Hopkins University)
Kyle Peplinksi, MA (HRSA)
Aleta Meyer, PhD (ACF OPRE)


How HARC Members are Building the New Home Visiting Research Paradigm
Anne Duggan, ScD (Johns Hopkins University)


How Home Visiting Stakeholders Can Use the Precision Paradigm to Design Studies Aligned with Emerging Funding Opportunities
Jill Filene, MPH (James Bell Associates)
April Wilson, PhD (Child Trends)

Tuesday – March 16, 2021


Relational Techniques to Build Family Engagement – The Research We Have and the Research We Need to Inform Policy and Practice
Allison West, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)
Mary Frese, MA (Erikson Institute)
Mariel Sparr, PhD (James Bell Associates)


Pandemic Perspectives – Virtual Visits and the Precision Paradigm
Jon Korfmacher, PhD (Erikson Institute)
Dorian Traube, PhD (University of Southern California)


Mapping the Paradigm to Describe and Differentiate Mental Health Interventions within Home Visiting
Robert Ammerman, PhD (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)
Darius Tandon, PhD (Northwestern University)

Wednesday – March 17, 2021


Moving toward Precision in Prenatal Home Visiting — Model, Local Program and Participants’ Perspectives on HV Pathways to Good Birth Outcomes
Ciara Zagaja, MPH (Johns Hopkins University)
Danielle D. Gaskin, MSPH (Johns Hopkins University)
Paris Lowe, MSPH candidate (Johns Hopkins University)


Mapping the Paradigm to Models’ Existing MIS Data and High Priority Research Questions
Nichole Sturmfels, MPH (James Bell Associates)
Morgan Taylor, MSPH (Johns Hopkins University)
Rebecca Fauth, PhD (Child Trends/Tufts University)


Closing Session – What We’ve Learned and Directions for 2021 and Beyond
Cynthia Minkovitz, MPP, MD (Johns Hopkins University)

Please contact Kay O’Neill at [email protected] with any questions.