ResultsFirst Focus Group to Improve Dissemination
On Tuesday, April 23rd, AMC, MACSSA, and Minnesota Management & Budget's Results First team hosted an evidence-in-action focus group with around a dozen county human services leaders. County representatives discussed how they use evidence to make decisions and shared ways to make information more timely, relevant, and actionable. MMB plans to use this information to adjust when, where, and how it provides insights with its partners.
If you're unfamiliar, MMB's Results First team partners with counties, agencies, and providers to understand and encourage the use of high-quality evidence to make human services investments. They recently released a very interesting report on state and county investments in Minnesota's children's welfare system. The team sent a big thank you to MACCSA members for their help on that report and the ongoing partnership.
The full child welfare report, report summary and inventory of services are all available to view/download here: https://mn.gov/mmb/results-first/child-welfare/
Alll of their published reports are available here: https://mn.gov/mmb/results-first/