The Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions (http://healthystartflorida.com/
) was awarded a five-year federal EarlyComprehensive Childhood Systems (ECCS) Impact
grant. The grant aims to achieve
a 25% improvement in the developmental skills of three-year old’s residing in
New Town Success Zone (Jacksonville) and Liberty City (Miami).
project will contribute Florida’s ongoing processes and progress towards the
goals and objectives of developmental and maternal depression 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 (HRSA, n.d.).