The underlying philosophy of all HCRC’s work is to put its research into action by applying it to the formation of data-driven public policy and discovering and disseminating best practices for professionals impacting children’s health and well-being. HCRC’s program research model is a three-legged stool resting on research, application, and evaluation. HCRC first conducts multidisciplinary academic research creating a body of knowledge that is then applied by practitioners working with children in multi-disciplinary settings. To close the cycle of learning, outcomes produced in the operating programs are evaluated and data are used to inform further research and refinement of best practices. The result is a virtuous cycle of applied learning.