ECCS Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Networks

Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Networks (CoIINs) are teams of federal, state and local leaders working together to address a common problem. A CoIIN combines the science of quality improvement, innovation, and collaborative learning with a collective impact framework. Using technology to remove geographic barriers, participants with a collective vision share ideas, best practices and lessons learned, and track their progress toward similar benchmarks.

The purpose of the ECCS CoIIN is to improve outcomes in population-based children’s developmental health and family well-being. The ECCS CoIIN provides grantees with a mechanism for working together on key strategy areas contributing to early childhood health and well-being. Within five years of the program start, the primary aim for the ECCS CoIIN is for participating communities to show a 25 percent increase in age-appropriate developmental skills among their communities’ three-year-old children.

The ECCS CoIIN will engage Impact Grantees and their place-based communities in three sequential Learning Collaborative Cohorts (Cohorts A, B and C) that focus on specific topics directly affecting the health and well-being of our youngest children resulting in progress to meet the aim of the ECCS Impact program.1

1. “Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Networks (ECCS CoIIN) Welcome Packet.” Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Pg. 4. November 2016.

Graphic: ECCS Learning Collaborative Cohorts Diagram