ERIC Number: ED377649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Living and Testing the Collaborative Process: A Case Study of Community-Based Services Integration. The Promoting Success in Zero to Three Services Project.
View, Virginia A.; Amos, Kim J.
This report describes the Promoting Success in Zero to Three Services Project, which focused on community-wide efforts in six communities to build systems to provide services for families with infants and toddlers. Part 1 analyzes issues confronted by community stakeholders in their 5-year effort to establish, improve, expand, or maintain services integration. Discussion focuses on availability and accessibility of maternal and child health care services and associated public policy implications. Part 1 also includes an overview of the case study process and presents recommendations to public policy makers and community planners. It identifies four critical issues: (1) a shared vision; (2) the complexity of systems development; (3) data access required for services integration; and (4) leadership and support for developing such integrated systems. Part 2 contains a description of each participating community, including a history of the community's system of services for families with young children, an overview of the current system of services, and a discussion of the community's experience in addressing challenges in services integration. These communities were: Fremont County, Colorado; the Lawndale Community, Chicago, Illinois; Scott County, Indiana; Kent County, Rhode Island; Travis County, Texas; and Snohomish County, Washington. Appendices include an article on the National Parent Policy Advisory Group, the study's methodology, and a listing of case study informants. (Contains 31 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Community Programs, Community Services, Delivery Systems, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Health Services, Infants, Integrated Services, Preschool Education, Program Development, Public Policy, Systems Approach, Toddlers
Zero to Three/National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, 2000 14th St., North, Suite 380, Arlington, VA 22201-2500 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Zero to Three/National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Arlington, VA.