Crossroads strives to evaluate and measure its effectiveness through the collection of demographic, health, mental and emotional well-being, program participation, financial, and behavioral data from our clients. With the assistance of the research partners below, this data is analyzed to better understand the broader impact among low-income populations. The unique nature of this data has even garnered interest from researchers in China and the United Kingdom.
Recent Research Publications:
Crossroads ClientCare Longitudinal Database
Crossroads maintains a robust longitudinal database to support productive research collaborations aimed at improving our understanding of issues that affect Crossroads clients. Interested researchers should contact Jesse Kramer [Email Jesse] to learn how to gain access to this data resource.
The research conducted by our partners not only aims to improve the lives of those we serve, but offers them a voice in matters which directly affect their lives and the well-being of their families.
Our research partners include:
- Dr. Tammy Leonard (University of North Texas) - behavioral economics
- Dr. Sandi Pruitt (UTSouthwestern Medical School) - social epidemiology and the health of vulnerable populations
- Antonio Lopez (UTSouthwestern Medical School) - nutritional knowledge of SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) recipients
- Robert Drake (UTSouthwestern Medical School) - emotion management
- Marc Jacobson (Baylor University) - Texas Hunger Initiative
- Charting the Course - a United Way initiative to study and combat childhood obesity
For more information about Crossroads' Research Partnerships, please visit the CARE website.