Integrating Systems to Benefit Families Ann Marie Grimberg, M.Ed. Heartland Alliance [email_address]
What is systems integration? <ul><li>Identifies barriers to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Develops, coordinates, and improve...
Why is systems integration important? <ul><li>Reduces the gaps and barriers across systems </li></ul><ul><li>Improves effi...
Pillars of Systems Integration <ul><li>Environmental scan </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship building </li></ul><ul><li>Mechan...
Pillars of Systems Integration Environmental Scan <ul><li>Distribute needs assessment to systems affecting target populati...
Pillars of Systems Integration Relationship building <ul><li>Educate stakeholders on the needs of the target population an...
Pillars of Systems Integration Mechanisms of systems change <ul><li>Coalition building </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of s...
Coalition Building <ul><li>Convene leaders from the systems that affect a defined population </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Co...
Coordination of Systems-Level Initiatives <ul><li>Ensure efforts to address needs of defined population are linked to simi...
Comprehensive, Integrated Documentation <ul><li>Interagency agreements, co-eligibility procedures, co-application, single ...
Cross-Training <ul><li>Share skill sets among staff across systems and encourage the sharing of resources across systems  ...
Co-location of Staff and Services <ul><li>Situate staff and services from other systems within a single setting </li></ul>...
Advocacy and Policy <ul><li>Promote policy and systems change to eliminate the revolving door of services the defined popu...
Systems Integration Lessons <ul><li>Dedicated staff is vital to the success of systems integration work </li></ul><ul><li>...
Systems Integration Lessons <ul><li>Determine what keeps people invested in collaborating with systems and communicate the...
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  • Correlate with the Early Intervention and Prevention Strategic Plan
  • 5.7: Bridging the Gap: Connecting Systems to Benefit Families

    1. 1. Integrating Systems to Benefit Families Ann Marie Grimberg, M.Ed. Heartland Alliance [email_address]
    2. 2. What is systems integration? <ul><li>Identifies barriers to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Develops, coordinates, and improves the </li></ul><ul><li> availability, quality and comprehensiveness of </li></ul><ul><li> resources </li></ul><ul><li>Improves consumer outcomes through greater </li></ul><ul><li> access to resources within and across </li></ul><ul><li> systems </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    3. 3. Why is systems integration important? <ul><li>Reduces the gaps and barriers across systems </li></ul><ul><li>Improves efficiency and effectiveness of services provided to consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicates staff to the integration of systems and services </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    4. 4. Pillars of Systems Integration <ul><li>Environmental scan </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship building </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanisms of systems change </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    5. 5. Pillars of Systems Integration Environmental Scan <ul><li>Distribute needs assessment to systems affecting target population </li></ul><ul><li>Identify top priorities and ensure investment and interest of stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities could include: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve the entire family unit </li></ul><ul><li>Improve access to housing and services </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen resources as people age out or emancipate from child welfare system </li></ul><ul><li>Increase child care options for homeless families </li></ul><ul><li>Influence policies affecting homeless families </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    6. 6. Pillars of Systems Integration Relationship building <ul><li>Educate stakeholders on the needs of the target population and how they intersect with other systems </li></ul><ul><li>Determine members of coalitions or committees which will assist with the work of integrating systems </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    7. 7. Pillars of Systems Integration Mechanisms of systems change <ul><li>Coalition building </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of systems-level initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive, integrated documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-training </li></ul><ul><li>Co-location </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy and policy </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    8. 8. Coalition Building <ul><li>Convene leaders from the systems that affect a defined population </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives from child welfare, education, mental health, substance use, housing, child care, Head Start, early intervention, domestic violence, employment, homelessness, and funding communities </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    9. 9. Coordination of Systems-Level Initiatives <ul><li>Ensure efforts to address needs of defined population are linked to similar efforts in various systems </li></ul><ul><li>Include homelessness and housing resources in a statewide child welfare resource database </li></ul><ul><li>Federal home visiting funds </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    10. 10. Comprehensive, Integrated Documentation <ul><li>Interagency agreements, co-eligibility procedures, co-application, single assessments </li></ul><ul><li>General, housing, and employment assessments are all part of one assessment process </li></ul><ul><li>Checklist for child welfare system as people age out or emancipate </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    11. 11. Cross-Training <ul><li>Share skill sets among staff across systems and encourage the sharing of resources across systems </li></ul><ul><li>City-wide cross-trainings </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Early intervention and homeless providers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Child welfare and homeless providers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Head Start and homeless providers </li></ul></ul></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    12. 12. Co-location of Staff and Services <ul><li>Situate staff and services from other systems within a single setting </li></ul><ul><li>Offer developmental screenings and therapy in schools or shelters </li></ul><ul><li>Develop multi-agency, multi-disciplinary teams to work with homeless families </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    13. 13. Advocacy and Policy <ul><li>Promote policy and systems change to eliminate the revolving door of services the defined population goes through </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for the inclusion of doubled-up families in the federal definition of homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal to dedicate child care vouchers for homeless families </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    14. 14. Systems Integration Lessons <ul><li>Dedicated staff is vital to the success of systems integration work </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize systems integration strategies to organize work </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to strengthen and maintain relationships with stakeholders across systems </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    15. 15. Systems Integration Lessons <ul><li>Determine what keeps people invested in collaborating with systems and communicate the benefits of this work </li></ul><ul><li>Focus work on systems where there is energy and synergy </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage and reinforce the benefit of small and large successes </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
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