Outcomes: Reframing Responsibility for Well-Being

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

December 5, 2002


This report outlines how to use research outcomes and indicators to improve the well-being of children, families and communities. Specifically, the report presents numerous examples and practical lessons from Vermont to illustrate how an outcomes-based approach can achieve progress over time.  The approach covers effective communication, community collaboration, dedicated leadership and targeted data. 

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Common Purpose, Common Sense

What unifies any project is a common purpose to work on behalf of others. This common purpose provides the logic and rationale to support stable families, healthy children, responsible adults and strong communities. These issue areas are interdependent, so when one is addressed, the others are also eventually addressed.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations