What We Do
The Caruthers Institute (CI) promotes data-driven decision-making for the purpose of social change through studies, best practices and program models.
Impactful studies that inform policy and strategic decision-making.
Research-based best practices that increase effectiveness and efficiencies of practitioners.
Nationally innovative program models that change behavior and culture.
On its three issues of national expertise, CI conducts ongoing research, continually crafts and refines solutions, and constantly leads advocacy.
CI’s work on its three issues of national expertise has been funded by national, state and local foundations; state and local government agencies; children’s hospitals and hospital foundations; and private-sector companies. Additionally, CI’s model programs have been evaluated by major universities and other independent evaluators.