Hallie E. Ford Center
for Healthy Children and Families

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

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.

“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.


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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cynthia and Duncan Campbell Lectures on Childhood Relationships, Risk and Resilience

"Living in Pasteur's Quadrant: Can we Link Basic and Applied Research?"

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D.
H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of Delaware.

View 2019 lecture details and speaker bio.

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)

It’s more than science. Our work changes lives. See how in the HFC Brochure (pdf)