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From the Director's Desk

An introduction to the issue on Results-Based Accountability by HFRP's Founder & Director, Heather B. Weiss, Ed.D.

Theory & Practice

State Results-Based Accountability Initiatives

Diane Schilder and Anne Brady of Harvard Family Research Project summarize the challenges noted by the policymakers, practitioners, and program directors interviewed in Minnesota, Oregon, and other states developing new results-based accountability systems.

Theory & Practice

Iowa's Budgeting for Results

Harvard Family Research Project reveals how Iowa is implementing Budgeting for Results in executive branch agencies and programs to answer citizens' demands for greater accountability in government.

Theory & Practice

Key Stages and Common Themes in Outcome Measurement

Nancy McDaniel from the American Humane Association (AHA) outlines the AHA's work to help child welfare professionals clearly demonstrate the results of their work.

Evaluations to Watch

The System Accountability Project for Children's Mental Health: Understanding Outcome Information in Context

Mario Hernandez and Sharon Hodges from the System Accountability Project for Children's Mental Health describe the project's goal to better understand the impact that utilizing measurable outcomes has on the planning and delivery of services.

Beyond Basic Training

Foundation Consortium for School-Linked Services: Evaluating Comprehensive Integrated Services

Casey Morrigan from Foundation Consortium for School-Linked Services describes her organization's 2-day meeting which included roundtable dialogue between evaluators and funders and the issues raised in local program evaluations of some of California's comprehensive, integrated supports and services initiatives.

Promising Practices

Self-Governing Communities and Families: Real-Time Change and Performance

Gary Nelson, Director of Family Forum, outlines the Real-Time Change and Performance Model, which provides a philosophy, process, and a set of tools for improving results for communities and families.

New & Noteworthy

This section features an annotated list of papers, organizations, initiatives, and other resources related to the issue's theme.

Electronic Mailbox

A list of useful resources on the Internet.

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