This report aims to help community coalitions fund and sustain evidence-based prevention programs to achieve large-scale outcomes. It focuses on sites that have implemented the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success® framework and shares their successes, challenges and lessons from the field.
Readers will learn about a five-step strategic financing process that helps communities thoughtfully fund evidence-based programs and support infrastructure by leveraging existing resources and developing diverse and sustainable sources of support. The report also identifies six key infrastructure capacities to fund — 1) partnerships; 2) data and evaluation; 3) continuous quality improvement; 4) strategic finance planning and administration; 5) advocacy and communications; and 6) project management — and five funding strategies that have emerged as the most successful in terms of supporting the work in Evidence2Success communities.
The Evidence2Success framework helps communities and public systems work together to promote healthy child development. It equips participating sites with technical assistance and resources so that they can think strategically about how to fund evidence-based prevention programs and the infrastructure capacities they need long term.
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Infrastructure supports communities in working together — and working well together
Findings & Stats
Use What You Have
The Evidence2Success financing approach begins with learning about funding and services in the community and using existing resources as effectively as possible.
Four Evidence2Success sites have accessed more than $8 million from public systems to support nine program models.
Not Starting From Scratch
In multiple Evidence2Success sites, local leaders opted to integrate new evidence-based prevention models into existing programs rather than create and fund entirely new programs.
Statements & Quotations
Relationships are essential, and a large part of the early work in Evidence2Success lies in ensuring a strong coalition structure with multiple public agency leaders who are engaged and involved in establishing the priorities for the work.
Successful financing depends on understanding who controls resources and positioning the work in relation to those resources.