Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State
The Clearinghouse is an interdisciplinary team of research faculty and staff, and creative services professionals committed to providing outstanding support to professionals who provide programs and services to military families. We are located within the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) at The Pennsylvania State University.
What We Do
Foremost, the Clearinghouse develops strong, trusting, and collaborative relationships with our partners so we can apply science in understanding your needs and challenges and test out potential solutions. Frequently, this means spending time with you; in your office, on your installations, and in military-impacted communities. Armed with in-depth knowledge, we work on investigating, developing, and delivering applied solutions. These solutions take on many forms; writing background research reports, conducting applied research studies, building workforce expertise through training and resource provision, implementing and evaluating evidence-informed programs and practices, and delivering objective data and policy-relevant findings so that critical decisions are based on the best science and evidence available.
Our partnerships create change
Our vision is to ensure United States military families are always supported by practices and programs that are known to be effective based on science and evidence. We want to make sure programs are implemented with quality in order to enhance readiness and overall well-being.
Our mission is to engage in applied research and evaluation, implementation science, education, and outreach to advance the well-being and health of military families.