This report identifies several areas in which States can promote service integration and discusses potential legal barriers to such integration. It includes recommendations for federal action to support State and local service integration efforts.
Policy and Program Implementation
This table outlines action steps that an organization or group may want to follow when integrating systems to improve services for children and families. The actions are grouped by overall strategy and partnership stage.
This paper considers the importance of formative research (or how well a model is put into practice) to the pursuit of systems integration. Of particular concern is implementation fidelity, or the faithfulness with which a concept is executed. It addresses two fundamental challenges: 1) getting all stakeholders to have the same understanding with respect to what a given reform model is all about and how it is supposed to function, and 2) applying simple formative research techniques toward improving the quality (fidelity) with which reforms are introduced and sustained.
This list presents data points/indicators that were identified as part of the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grantee Meeting, March 12–13, 2008. The list includes a number of grantee States and categorizes indicators by topic.
This paper aims to improve understanding of the flexibility, opportunities, and barriers that exist under current federal law with respect to cross-program integration within human services programs and across the welfare and workforce systems. It analyzes three models for service integration and presents recommendations for the Federal executive and legislative branches of government.
The purpose of this presentation is to share information about recent revisions to the Early Childhood Systems Working Group graphics and tools, originally developed in 2006. The revised materials include the “ovals” framework, a set of values and principles, and elements and functions of a comprehensive early childhood system.
This document contains a compendium of resources for use at a May 2007 Early Childhood Systems Building Preconference. The event, sponsored by the BUILD Initiative and the Smart Start National Technical Assistance Center, brought state and community leaders together with national experts to discuss strategies for building a comprehensive early childhood system that enables all children to start school healthy and prepared for success.
This fact sheet, excerpted from Kids Count in Michigan – Data Book 2016, explores various characteristics of children and families in Michigan. It also outlines trends in child well-being between 2006 and 2014.
This guide outlines a five-step process for implementation: exploration, installation, initial implementation, full implementation, and expansion and scale-up. It concisely outlines specific steps for state leadership, intermediary organizations, and site-level teams for each stage of implementation.
The report contains six case studies on building an early childhood system and examines a hosts of topics including successes, failures, advocacy efforts, and lessons learned.