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Center for Public Partnerships and Research

Optimizing the well-being of children, youth, and families

Who is CPPR?

We partner with communities and organizations—like state agencies, non-profits, coalitions, and local service providers—to create a happy and healthy world where families thrive. Our partners turn to us to problem solve, use data for good, and develop and leverage relationships to transform the system.

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The latest from CPPR

Mom working on her laptop on the kitchen table. Toddler stands next to her. They are both wearing masks.

CPPR’s Role in COVID-19 Response Efforts

Better World: When COVID-19 turned our lives upside down, CPPR was enlisted to help our most vulnerable residents. Our strong relationships and ability to quickly pivot allowed us to collaborate with state partners in developing time-sensitive responses in support of families, essential workers,…
Ithar Hassaballa

CPPR Welcomes Research Project Director

Futures Thinkers: We are thrilled to welcome Ithar Hassaballa to our director’s team. This experienced group is comprised of thought leaders in areas including complexity and futures thinking, early childhood and evaluation. Ithar complements the team with her strong background in global health,…
Toddler stands in the middle of a conference room floor as adults visit the stations to give their input.

CPPR utilizes unique approaches to help KDHE gather family voices

Change Makers: We amplify the voices of Kansas families. In partnership with KDHE, the CPPR team utilized unique ways to engage Kansas families to help inform the state’s Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) priorities for the next five years.
Dad and young daughters on the couch working on the computer.

Sensemaking Elevates Families’ Voices

Change Makers: CPPR’s Our Tomorrows team gathers stories from Kansans. The experiences they share can help shape policy and programming decisions in our communities and across the country. In addition to collecting and sharing, the team hosts sessions to discuss trends and patterns revealed.