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Considering Culture

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This case study examines the role of culture in informing and enhancing efforts to level life’s playing field for children of color. Readers will learn how organizations are applying evidence-based practices in culturally relevant ways and how local programs are adopting nontraditional approaches to successfully serve communities of color. 

Considering Culture is the fourth installment in a five-part Race for Results case study series. 

 

Posted April 25, 2017

Using Integrated Data Systems to Improve Case Management and Develop Predictive Modeling Tools

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This case study is one in series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief discusses how Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and Washington state each used an IDS to develop predictive modeling tools that expedited services and saved taxpayer dollars. These tools helped frontline caseworkers prioritize services for the child welfare and Medicare and Medicaid caseloads.

The series highlights the value of developing IDS in local jurisdictions, describes the innovative uses of IDS data, how it shapes decision-making on the ground and how it improves outcomes for vulnerable children, families and adults.

Posted April 25, 2017

Integrated Data Is Key to “Pay for Success”

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This case study is one in a series of briefs that show how local jurisdictions can invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) to improve policies, programs and practice. This case study presents a public-private partnership in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, using an IDS to design, finance and evaluate a program to help homeless mothers reunite more quickly with their children placed in foster care. 

Posted April 25, 2017

Using Integrated Data Systems to Strengthen Collective Impact in Out-Of-School Programs

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This case study is one in a series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief presents out-of-school collective impact initiatives in North Carolina and Texas and their use of data from a local IDS to improve educational outcomes for their enrollees and allocate resources more effectively.   

Posted April 25, 2017

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Building Baltimore's Next Economy

Greater Baltimore has significant assets on which to build a more opportunity-rich next economy, but they aren’t being fully exploited. What can be done?