The Florida ECCS Impact Project aims to improve coordination and collaboration among programs serving families with children age 0-3 at the state and local level using the Collective Impact framework. Collective Impact allows for large-scale social change through broad cross-sector coordination, rather than the isolated intervention of individual organizations. Successful collective impact initiatives typically have five conditions that together lead to powerful results: common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone organization. 1
Florida has a well-developed network of research-informed and evidence-based home visiting programs that focus on maternal and child health, prevention of abuse and neglect, and school readiness. Florida ECCS supports the continued development of coordinated systems of care through the creation of inter-agency advisory councils and the organization of centralized intake processes using the Healthy Start Prenatal and Infant Screens.
1. Kania, J. & Kramer, M. Collective Impact. Stanford Social Innovation Review 2011. http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/collective_impact