The Behavioral Insights (BIT) team recently partnered with What Works Cities to launch a new suite of resources for cities: The Replication Guides for City-Led Evaluations. These off-the-shelf, step-by-step project guides are designed to be used by cities to learn from and build on the successes of fellow cities, and to effectively tackle similar challenges in their own community.
Each resource is broken up into three sections — the challenge, the solution, and the evaluation — to take readers on a deep dive into the work the city conducted with BIT to solve a specific pressing challenge. This first case…
This month marks the year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic — a year where America’s deep racial divisions sparked an overdue public reckoning. Cities were inevitably at the center as residents across the country demanded change, with the pandemic highlighting public health disparities and continued incidents of police brutality against Black Americans underscoring the tragic realities of systemic racism.
Over the past year, our organizations have worked through the What Works Cities initiative to continue to support cities as they rise to meet the needs of their residents…
The following are downloadable examples of resources that cities may use to help construct their own evaluation trials.
“Go For Launch” Checklist Example
Trial Protocol Example
Intervention Summary Example
Alternative Emergency Response: Exploring Innovative Local Approaches to Public Safety is a learning opportunity for cities and community partners to learn from peer cities committed to implementing programming to improve emergency response and public safety.
These cities will share their own experiences, and hear from practitioners in the field such as the CAHOOTS program of White Bird Clinic in Eugene, OR, Portland Street Response in Portland, OR and Support Team Assisted Response program (STAR) in Denver, CO.
Read on to learn more about challenges that cities and first responders face, the emerging evidence-based strategies to address these challenges, the objectives…