The Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families promotes the development and well-being of children, youth and families by generating, translating and sharing research-based knowledge. The center advocates a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to research, training and outreach that has far-reaching consequences for Oregon and beyond.

“The Hallie Ford Center is a place for great intellectual collaboration, strategic work, spontaneous interaction, and above all, inspiration.”

Director and Endowed Professor Rick Settersten.


The Center is organized into four Research Cores

These cores build on the existing strengths of the college and serve as catalysts for collaborative research activity that will lead the college to new prominence in advancing science and serving the needs of the public.

We know that success in life starts early. You could even say it starts HERE. Learn more about the Hallie Ford Center’s impact – and its compelling future.

Impact and Future (Flipbook)
Impact and Future (pdf)

A 5-Year Celebration: The Hallie Ford Center's Impact and Future

Learn more about achievements in the first five years of the center and take a look ahead to its bright future.