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The Next Battle in LGBTQI Equality: Our Health Data

As we approach the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, I look ahead to the next battle in LGBTQI equality: our health data. June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in Greenwich Village, was in many ways, LGBTQI Independence Day.  A little more than a decade later, our D-Day came and we all landed on […]

Promising Policy: Driving Better Outcomes and Equity in Education

A New Series from HCM Strategists HCM Strategists recently embarked on our second decade of work to help clients define and advance effective education and health care policies that serve the people who stand to benefit the most. We founded our firm on the belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality education and health care […]

Employee Spotlight: A Q&A With HCM K-12 Team Director Erica Gray

Erica Gray leads the public opinion research and content creation for HCM Strategists’ K-12 portfolio. She has spent the last four years deeply engaged in comprehensive research with multiple clients, including Learning Heroes, the Collaborative for Student Success and SAS, to understand mindsets related to expectations for schools, accountability, assessments and student achievement. Why did […]

Translating Data: Using Student Performance Data to Inform Policy and Improve Outcomes

Over the past two decades, states have built data systems to capture and store vital information that can be used to measure student performance. Most states have K-12 and postsecondary data repositories that hold statewide longitudinal data on enrollment, demographics, assessments, retention and completion. Increasingly, states have invested in comprehensive online data dashboards in an […]

The Equity Imperative

Promising Policy: Driving Better Outcomes and Equity in Education Propelling more Americans toward postsecondary credentials of value must continue to be a priority for states nationwide. While obtaining a credential of value provides benefits for all students, significant benefits accrue to those from traditionally underserved and underrepresented populations. Postsecondary attainment is a powerful tool that […]

Title X and America’s Substance Use Crisis

To Fight the Opioid Epidemic and Protect Women’s Health, We Need All Tools in the Toolkit, and that Includes a Strong Title X Program This Woman’s History Month, we want to highlight a public health program that throughout its history has played a key role in giving women a critically important entry point into the […]

Centering the Patient in Patient Engagement

Best Practices for Reaching, Educating and Engaging Diverse Communities in Clinical Trials through Strategic Partnerships There is a lot of buzz around patient engagement and what it means to have patients as partners. These conversations usually involve patients, the organizations that serve and represent them, and industry. Topics are focused on ways to ensure that […]

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