We are committed to ensuring our talented researchers have the
support they need to conduct high-impact research that benefits all
youth. Through one-year PolicyLab-funded pilot grants, researchers
throughout the institution have the opportunity to answer
cutting-edge child health questions, develop or inform ongoing
clinical programs, or influence practice and policy for children and
families in our community.
In 2020, PolicyLab funded a pilot grant project led by Joanne Wood,
MD, MSHP, Clinical Research Coordinator Devon Kratchman and their
team, “Making Time for Time Out: Evaluating a Discipline Education
Module for Caregivers of Young Children.” This project builds on the
success of PriCARE, a parenting intervention developed at CHOP that
teaches caregivers techniques to support the social and emotional
growth of their children. The pilot grant enables Dr. Wood and her
team to assess a new, four-session Positive Discipline Module with
parents. The team hopes to strengthen the evidence on what type of
parenting content is most effective in classes delivered in
pediatric primary care settings.
Since PolicyLab and CHOP’s
Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
launched this joint program in fall of 2019, the centers have funded
a total of 13 innovative projects.