Taylor Johnston, B.A., is a graduate research assistant at the Office of Health Data and Analytics within the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, as well as a second year Master of Public Administration (MPA) student at the University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration. She received her BA from the University of Kentucky in Anthropology and Chinese Language and Literature. She then spent three years working in healthcare before pursuing her MPA. Her primary research interests are in public health policy and program evaluation. In her spare time she enjoys spending time in nature, weightlifting, and trying new cuisines. 

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Child Welfare Reform Package Points to Opportunities to Leverage State Administrative Data to Improve Research and Evaluation

Written by Kentucky members of AcademyHealth’s State-University Partnership Learning Network, this issue brief distills how the Family First Prevention Services Act changes child welfare policy and practice, and offers insights on how data from state Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) can be used to produce high-quality research and evaluation.