Research & Innovation

We are intellectually curious. We are data-driven. We are caring and committed.

We don’t have all the answers. But we’ve learned a lot so far and we want to learn more.

Family Connects International is driven by a desire to find the most effective ways to have a positive impact on population health. We seek systems change to improve child and family health and well-being. This means that we encourage and support the design and evaluation of innovative interventions, whether those innovations are born here or in the field. We are dedicated to testing our assumptions, examining the evidence, and using it to drive our programmatic decisions.

FCI is fully staffed with NIH research scientists, analysts, and program managers who conduct rigorous program evaluation of the program implementation in local contexts. In addition, Dr. Ben Goodman directs the academic research such as randomized control trials of the FC Model. To contact him, please email

Access journal articles and reports on the Family Connects model here and read a summary of the evidence here.