To thrive, families need a strong foundation. We're Building it.

“Our work begins with passion and leads to life-changing results. The center generates, translates and shares research-based knowledge to improve the health and well-being of children and families.”

Director Megan McClelland.

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.


Research Cores

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.

Inaugural Whole Child Training Institute

Hallie Ford Center

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Hallie Ford Center is hosting a one-day training institute where participants can pick one or two of three 3-hour trainings. Trainings are evidence-based programs through Oregon State University.

   Info and registration

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 (pdf)