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.