Align New Policies with Existing Efforts to Collaborate
The Forum has just launched its new Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Series, which will provide a set of strategies to ensure that new child and youth policies align with existing efforts in order to create a seamless system of supports. The first strategy, Align New Policies with Existing Efforts to Collaborate, provides real world examples of what can go wrong when policy language does not encourage new efforts to blend with existing collaboratives, as well as examples of language that does. Georgia, for example, met a federal Head Start requirement regarding early childhood issues by modifying its existing children’s cabinet rather than creating a new collaborative. For more information about the Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Series, contact Danielle Evennou, senior policy associate at the Forum: 202-207-3712, email@example.com.