Increasing Access, Quality, and Affordability of Early Care and Education through Systems Building and Change Management
Third Sector, BUILD Initiative, and The Ounce recently hosted a webinar with the Administration for Children and Family’s Office of Child Care to discuss “Increasing Access, Quality, and Affordability of Early Care and Education through Systems Building and Change Management.” With 146 participants across 40 states and Washington DC, the webinar highlighted activities that states can engage in through their PDG B-5 grants to create a shared understanding and formalized coordination across agencies. Showcasing the journey of three states (Connecticut, Washington, and New York) and their lessons learned, this webinar outlined the tangible ways
The $100 million Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA) is a federal funding opportunity to scale outcomes-driven solutions that benefit communities across government funding silos. Round 2 Applications for Feasibility Study will soon be open during Fall this year.
State and local governments are invited to explore outcomes-oriented readiness through Round 2 funding, which will be used to cover 50% of the cost of a Feasibility Study. Third Sector looks forward to supporting communities and is available to partner with agencies to create an Outcomes Implementation Plan in
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.
For example, access to