Applied research in policy (ARIP) at-a-Glance

ARIP At-a-Glance

The purpose of the APHSA's Applied Research in Policy (ARIP) program is to strengthen the connections between human services researchers, policymakers, and practitioners that lead to improved outcomes for children and families. ARIP offers a peer community for academic researchers and the state and local stakeholders critical in decision-making for the adoption of the use of research evidence, as well as a resource that supports and enhances ongoing and emerging APHSA initiatives with research subject matter expertise.

Proposed Program Goals and Objectives

  • Support relevant evidence-based research on human services issues by keeping researchers informed on emerging barriers, issues, and opportunities in the field.
  • Facilitate opportunities for researchers to connect with state and local human services agencies to inform the design of research studies and support data collection necessary to conduct research.
  • Increase the adoption of evidence-based practices by providing dissemination opportunities for researchers to directly reach policymakers and practitioners


Peer Council

Peer Council

Through recurring facilitated meetings, researchers are invited to engage with state and local human services leaders, APHSA policy experts, and peer researchers to discuss emerging human services issues and strategies and inform discussions based on the existing and potential research evidence based.

myAPHSA Communities

Applied Research Online Community

Access a network of state and local implementers and research peers in real time through an Online Community where members can share their research, ask questions of their peers, and solicit feedback from human services policymakers and practitioners.

Research Roundtable

Research Roundtable

Bring your insights to the state and local implementers responsible for incorporating research into action through a year-round learning series of webinars, podcasts, and additional virtual forums.

Conferences and Events

Conferences and Events

Attend at a discounted member rate and present at any of APHSA’s nine annual conferences and additional events geared towards state and local implementers within specific human services policy domains.

APHSA Publications


Publish articles in APHSA’s bi-monthly magazine, Policy & Practice, and our blog, The Catalyst, that directly reach the state and local human services field.


  Institutional Membership Individual Membership
Description Academic and small non-profit research centers and institutions Individual Researcher affiliated with an Academic or Small Non-profit Research Center or Institute**
Membership Fees through Dec. 2021 $5,000 - includes benefits for up to 5 researchers* $3,500 Per Individual Researcher

*Research institutions who have more than five (5) researchers that they want to designate should contact APHSA for custom pricing to accommodate their institution.
**A small non-profit is defined as organizations with budgets of $XM or less, per current 990 Report.


Conference Registration Included
Member registration rates for all APHSA conferences
Conference Content Included
Opportunity provide recommendations for content for conferences and to present material – subject to APHSA approval
APHSA Publications Included
Subscription to P&P magazine and opportunity to contribute contents.
Policy and Research Online Community  Included
Enrollment in the online community to share contents with their peers
Research Roundtable  Included
Opportunity to present and participate in year-round learning series focused on incorporating human services research into action

Contact Us

 Romuald Tassigne 
Research Associate 
[email protected]
(202) 866-0556
Matt Lyons 
Director, Policy and Research 
[email protected]
(240) 888-6637