The goal of OVC Wellbeing is to create a community for researchers and policymakers to discuss evidence-based orphan and vulnerable children research results, ongoing studies, policy implications, and relevant news. Unlike other orphan and vulnerable children research hubs, OVC Wellbeing does not have a specific agenda and aims to foster discussion of evidence-based, peer-reviewed research. Our aim is to increase collaboration among the international community to provide guidance to a wide array of researchers and policymakers to promote the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children globally.
The OVC Wellbeing website was founded in 2012 by the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University, which is a part of the Duke Global Health Institute. The Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) fosters an interdisciplinary collaborative investigative environment and focuses on a variety of health disparity topics, including orphan and vulnerable children research. Because of its numerous ongoing research projects pertaining to OVC well-being, Duke has become known for its comprehensive OVC research.