Policy Resource

Better Outcomes for Babies: Key Practices of Cross-System Collaboration

Download Files Jan 8, 2019

Cross-system collaboration can help states better support infants, toddlers and their families.

Although the states profiled in the Innovation in Cross-System Collaboration to Better Support Babies case studies pursued different goals, their experiences illustrate some key practices that are important to successful cross-system collaborative efforts. This brief describes those learnings, focusing on six areas:

  • Design and Implementation
  • Leadership
  • Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Workforce
  • Funding
  • Evaluation

Explore other resources in the Innovation in Cross-System Collaboration to Better Support Babies series and the Building Strong Foundations project.