Research Partners

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Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

This partnership aimes to change the culture of health in Head Start by creating and testing an evidence-based wellness program for diverse staff and leaders.

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Harvard Kennedy School and Stanford University

NHSA is partnering with experts at the Kennedy School and Stanford University to study the impact of reappraisal training on Head Start staff and parents.


National African American Child and Family Research Center

NHSA supports the Morehouse School of Medicine's National African American Child and Family Research Center to advance high-caliber research focused on African American children and families.


National Research Conference on Early Childhood

NHSA presents annually at the NRCEC to encourage collaboration among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to build the evidence base for policy and practice.


Head Start: Code Ready

A research practice partnership aimed at providing resources and strategies for coding and problem-solving activities that are grounded in research, aligned with Head Start core values, and support broadening participation.

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University of Oregon Department of Psychology

NHSA supports two ongoing surveys designed to gather essential information regarding the needs, health promoting behaviors, and wellbeing of young children (age 0-5) and their families during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.