Human Services (10)

The ingredients in our not-so-secret sauce include accomplished expert presenters, of course, along with a facilitation approach that keeps conversations going throughout each session. Another key is the selection of diverse topics and showcasing them in ways that clearly demonstrate the value of information-sharing and collaboration across silos, domains and disciplines.
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By Adam Pertman, a Senior Consultant to Stewards of Change Institute | President of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency

 

At the beginning of the 1900s, grim predictions punctuated the debate over women’s suffrage. Everyone in the family unit would be damaged in innumerable ways if this outrage were allowed to happen, argued the critics, some of whom went so far as to predict the end of civilization itself.

Half a century later, another historic social change was in the offing, and th

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Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) is proud to announce that our primary initiative, the National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC), has received three Silver awards from the 2019 International Davey Awards. This prestigious competition "honors the best in Web, Design, Video, Advertising, Mobile, and Social from small agencies worldwide." The three Silver Awards went to the NIC Collaboration Hub in the categories of Health and Health Services, Non-profit, and Community.
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All of us at Stewards of Change Institute are excited that we’ll be presenting our new Interoperability Mural Gallery for just the third time, after successful showings at two other major national events this year. Those were the Community Information Exchange Summit in San Diego and the Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference in Chicago.
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To all of you who are already taking advantage of the various activities on the NIC Collaboration Hub, thank you again for your support, participation and inspiration. To those who haven’t yet joined our community, consider this a personal invitation to get on board. After all, we all want to reach the same destination. Join Today!
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The annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference is always a great place to share ideas, learn about new initiatives and technologies, network with federal and state officials and engage with industry leaders from across the country. This year’s MESC – which took place in Chicago last week – was no exception.  I’m gratified to say that Stewards of Change Institute had the privilege to show our innovative Interoperability Mural Gallery at the event.

It was the second time we’d presented a versio

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While researchers have explored the use of administrative data in various areas (for example, identifying frequent users of emergency services), little has been published on this trend more broadly. As state leaders seek to harness data in innovative ways, what common themes, noteworthy successes, and notable challenges have the 50 states experienced across a broad cross-section of issues? To address that question, The Pew Charitable Trusts interviewed state leaders across the U.S. and reviewed
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It is important to underscore that the Playbook’s contents represent a current snapshot of our evolving knowledge on how to address the opioid crisis, while also identifying the research and evidence-gathering that still must be undertaken to make better-informed decisions. Our intent is to regularly update the Playbook – most notably its plays – as we learn about new ideas and initiatives, and we welcome comments and contributions on the NIC Hub to keep it as up-to-date as possible.  
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Cross-program data-sharing has been one of the most popular topics at Health and Human Services conferences this year. Many states and counties are exploring different models of collaboration and integration, some focused on improving the client’s ability to engage with government, others on improving the agency’s ability to engage holistically with the client. Both approaches will be highlighted during the National Interoperability Collaborative’s upcoming “Symposium in the NIC of Time,” where
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