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National African American Children and Family Research Center


Better Serving Our Communities

The National African American Child and Family Research Center is designed to provide national leadership and excellence in community-engaged research to better serve African American children and families. Funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS), The Center is housed within the Prevention Research Center at Morehouse School of Medicine. Focusing exclusively on African American children and families, it is the first of its kind.

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Research and Resources Providing national leadership & excellence in community engaged research to understand the social determinants of health & protective factors in order to help ACF programs & policies better serve African American children & families.



The NAACFRC prioritizes the needs and experiences of practitioners to promote access, equity, inclusion, and participation of families served by TANF, Head Start, and Child Care Assistance.Our fourth research priority is to identify and assess promising approaches for service provision to African American children. To facilitate this we are developing a national community service database


Describe vision and goals: how we are focused on helping African American children and families.


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