CPRD has a long history of working with federal, state and local partners across the fields of education, child and youth development, prevention, and health and human services. These partners includes national and state organizations, health departments, community-based agencies, schools, and others. CPRD’s longest and most enduring partnership has been with the Illinois Department of Human Services, conducting evaluation, technical assistance, and system development across the spectrum of health and human capital development. These partnerships were built on strong collaboration and the goals of conducting high quality research and evaluation that includes data-based decision making and continuous quality improvement. Focus areas include prevention, school reform and improvement, youth development, maternal and child health, and community systems development.