Areas of Focus

Arbor Consulting Partners employs analytical approaches grounded in sociology and anthropology to address issues in the following principal areas:

Community Development
Arbor Consulting Partners works with a range of individuals, organizations and communities to improve the effectiveness of community development initiatives. As social scientists, we have experience identifying the scope of factors that shape social change processes. We utilize both qualitative and quantitative methods to assess community needs and perspectives as well as particular community development interventions.
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Arbor is committed to using research and evaluation to support the strengthening of educational programs and policy. From our work with teacher training programs to our research on early education teachers and policy to our work in arts education, we have supported numerous educational programs and their practitioners, using research and evaluation tools.
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Arbor Consulting Partners works on a broad cross-section of environmental issues. We are committed to perspectives and practices that promote better social and health outcomes and to helping communities, organizations and institutions achieve these outcomes.
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Public Health
Arbor Consulting Partners has expertise in a wide variety of public health issues, including HIV/AIDS prevention, substance abuse prevention and tobacco control, and childhood obesity and asthma reduction/prevention. We work with communities, organizations and institutions to achieve better health outcomes.
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Workplace and Organizational Analysis
Arbor Consulting Partners has worked extensively on a range of human resources issues in for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and in government agencies. We are committed to helping organizations achieve a respectful work environment in which all employees can find meaning in their work, and can achieve balance between their work demands and personal lives. We believe that a healthy organization can meet the dual agendas of the workplace and the worker.
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