2Gen Toolbox

Authored by Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, and Amy Shriver, MD, this white paper highlights how promoting early literacy with families in primary-care clinics can help address school readiness, conduct developmental surveillance, build parental capacities, and help buffer toxic stress in families. What is most important about the model (Reach Out and Read) is that it is inexpensive, scalable, and evidence-based. Early literacy and family well-being through Reach Out and Read. This report, written with a powerful mix of storytelling, scientific evidence, and data, highlights the types of interventions that can make a real difference for 21st century families. October 2015.

This brief makes the case for the two-generation approach and developing programs in Austin. United Way of Greater Austin, February 2015.

This case study was developed to share the application of human-centered design to a complicated social issue and to report the outcomes and learnings from this work. Reliable childcare and transportation issues were two significant challenges addressed to meeting the needs of women enrolled in a female-oriented career program in advanced manufacturing. United Way of Greater Cincinnati, June 2015.

This brief highlights the benefits of the federal and state Earned-Income Tax Credits as levers for lifting families out of poverty. Voices for Utah’s Children, June 2015.

This brief expounds on the benefits of expanded Medicaid coverage for low-income adults. Among the benefits discussed is better health coverage for parents results in less toxic stress for their children. Voices for Utah’s Children, September 2014.

Brief examines the damage done to students by way of chronic absenteeism from school, and how absenteeism and its effects are two-generation problems that require two-generation solutions. Voices for Utah’s Children, September 2014.