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.

Dr. Ben Goodman directs the research of FCI, leading a team of data analysts and statisticians at Duke University. This team collaborates with and supports other research scientists conducting independent evaluations in the field.

Learn more about the evidence behind the Family Connects model.