Change and Implementation at a Glance: Theory of Change

Explore considerations for collaboratively developing an equitable theory of change.

Publication year: 2023
Capacity Building Center for States


A theory of change serves as a valuable tool to illustrate the changes that must occur to address a problem or need. Use this “at a glance” overview to explore key tasks and discover how to get the most out of a theory of change through an intentional focus on racial equity and integration of lived expertise. 

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2023). Change and implementation at a glance: Theory of change. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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