As a part of the Southeastern Cohort on Young Parents and Families – a project focused on improving stability and economic well-being for young parent families in Kentucky, Georgia, and South Carolina – Third Sector summarized insights from studies that evaluated over 100 evidence-based, young parent support programs across the United States. The insights were identified by reviewing research related to the design, delivery, and impact of evidence-based young parent family programs and real-time learnings from the human services organizations that are part of the cohort.
Integrated Data Systems and Outcomes-Oriented Contracting: A Powerful Combination for Improving OutcomesPart II
In Part I of this post, we described how outcomes-oriented contracting can leverage linked data to inform government spending and support better service delivery and outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. We also described how Integrated Data Systems (IDS) can supply the critical data needed throughout the outcomes-oriented contracting process. In this post, we dive deeper into outcomes-oriented contracting as a high-value use case for IDS– providing examples from the Empowering Families cohort, outlining key considerations for building IDS, and discussing opportunities to combine these two strategies to enhance your
Integrated Data Systems and Outcomes-Oriented Contracting: A Powerful Combination for Improving OutcomesPart I
Public agencies and their partners hold important, yet largely unused, administrative data on individuals, families, and communities. These data are routinely collected in the course of service delivery, and taken together, form a rich picture of people’s experiences and trajectories. The challenge is that all too often, each agency, department, or program only has access to one piece of a larger picture. When we start to bring these pieces together, important connections and opportunities are brought to light that can improve the lives of individuals and families.
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