Evaluation of the Florida ECCS Impact Project

Logo: Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and BabiesAn evaluation of the Florida ECCS Impact Project is being conducted by the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, located within the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida (USF). The USF Chiles Center team is also conducting an evaluation of the Florida Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.

The implementation evaluation will contribute to continuous quality improvement (CQI) by documenting Florida’s ongoing processes and progress towards the goals and objectives of the project (child developmental screening and referral rates) by facilitating monitoring of data trends and through reflective qualitative processes. The evaluation will measure the process of:

  1. enhancing early childhood comprehensive systems (ECCS) building and demonstrating improved outcomes in population-based children’s developmental health and well-being indicators using a Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) approach; and
  2. developing collective impact expertise, implementation, and sustainability at the state, county, and community levels.

ECCS brings together stakeholders to develop seamless systems of care and better integrate and improve services for young children. Through collaborative learning, the CoIIN approach will provide the opportunity and structure necessary for participants to learn with and from their colleagues, contributing to inter-agency collaboration, systems-building, and sustainability.

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