Technical Assistance for Centers for Disease Control Implementation

Official Title
Technical Assistance and Evaluation Support for Implementation of Essentials for Childhood: Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments (Essentials for Childhood)
Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA
9/2014 – 6/2018
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Essentials for Childhood (EfC) provides strategies to promote the relationships and environments that help children grow into healthy and productive citizens. In the fall of 2014, the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Injury Center funded cooperative agreements at health departments in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Washington that would allow them to implement the EfC framework more easily.

To implement the EfC, these organizations:

  • Coordinated and managed relationships with child maltreatment prevention organizations and partners;
  • Worked with partners to identify strategies across sectors;
  • Identified, coordinated, monitored, and reported on the strategies implemented by the partners;
  • Coordinated improvement processes that allow the partners to refine their strategies; and
  • Established the state-level impact of these efforts.

IMPAQ provided technical assistance to help with implementations in all 50 states. This included delivering expert training, technical assistance, and communications support to the five funded states, 45 non-funded states, and their partners. Our tasks included facilitating grantee communications, providing training and technical assistance, and conducting stakeholder engagement and collaboration activities.

We have experience supporting other work in the child welfare arena and have built strong relationships with key organizations that we call on. Our senior project manager manages CDC staff, as well as other subcontractors, and consultants as appropriate.