Live & Learn works with Universities and research institutions to:
Enhance research design with unique insights from lived experience and interdisciplinary perspectives, including designing and conducting federally funded research.
Facilitate meaningful partnerships and stakeholder advisory groups for community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects.
Advise on strategies for inclusive project operations to improve study recruitment and results dissemination to communities and networks, connecting the work to real-world impact.
Provide flexible, qualified, professional support for research teams, such as managing groups of authors, writing grant proposals, and designing research protocols.
Write project reports for funders and the public on topics related to peer support, harm reduction, program evaluation, and other topics in health and healthcare.
Live & Learn works with community-based organizations and Social Enterprises to:
Create more effective community engagement through consultation on program design; identify instruments to measure and demonstrate impacts of the peer support relationship and recommend data collection protocol based on best practices in peer support research.
Utilize state-of-the-art scientific and technical approaches in evaluation.
Incorporate concepts such as self-determination and person-centered care into service delivery and outreach.
Assist practitioners to design program evaluation so results are relevant to stakeholders and systems.
Help peer-run organizations to design and conduct data collection and reporting that can reach funders and the public in a user-friendly, reputable manner.
Advise health-related start-ups on innovating in patient-centered healthcare systems.
Help consumer-run organizations and grassroots initiatives develop methods to evaluate and determine useful measurements to communicate service effectiveness.
Live & Learn works with governments and NGOs to:
Improve policy analysis by incorporating service user perspectives and providing lived experience perspectives.
Design and conceptualize innovative, data- driven research, and effective education and knowledge acquisition initiatives that increase service user empowerment.
Develop high quality/high impact program evaluation plans for local initiatives that incorporate quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate whether and how new initiatives offer effective, community-based services.
Evaluate the impact of services on organizational practices and service user outcomes.
Provide federal and state government agencies with expertise and technical assistance on data and accountability metrics to measure system change.
Help local governments identify best practices in program implementation, evaluation design, and reporting - improving data quality and meaningfulness in the field of peer support, employment, and recovery-oriented services.