Lindsey Cramer to Present at National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Annual Workshop

Date: September 8, 2010
Location: College Park, MD

At the upcoming 50th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Annual Workshop, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) Research Analyst II, Lindsey Cramer, will present on Optimal’s growing efforts to promote the data efficacy focus within two of Optimal’s fatherhood programs in Maryland: Strong Father/Strong Families and Winning Fathers Demonstration Project.

Cramer’s presentation, entitled “Utilizing Business Intelligence Practices to Improve Outcomes – Case Study of Responsible Fatherhood Programs,” will highlight the innovative ideas Cramer and her Optimal colleagues have implemented within these programs. These ideas aim to encourage program administrators and decision-makers to pursue data and form evidence-based decisions. Optimal’s incorporation of novel reporting tactics and business intelligence tools provides the analytics necessary to deliver real-time performance monitoring, tracking, and reporting. The business intelligence approach has allowed for the fatherhood programs to utilize evidence-based tactics for improving parenting and relationship programs.

The NAWRS symposium, “Joining Up: Interagency Collaboration and Coordination in Social Policy Research and Practice” will be held September 26 through 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Cramer has expressed excitement about presenting at the symposium: “I’m looking forward to sharing Optimal’s newest work in the areas of fatherhood and marriage initiatives. NAWRS is a great forum and this is a fantastic opportunity to share our research and findings with fellow researchers.”