The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) assists partners with addressing complex social issues through targeted research and evaluation as well as comprehensive project management and systems development.

CPPR currently has more than 50 grants in the areas of early childhood, child welfare, child abuse prevention, K-12 education, and at-risk families. Center staff has extensive experience working collaboratively with state, federal, and community-based organizations to drive research, build capacity, and make big changes possible. Strong partnerships with such organizations as the the Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas State Department of Education, and the Kansas Health Foundation result in innovations, positive change, and support for at-risk children, youth and families across the state. 



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