Highlights from the Past… Planning for the Future… December 3, 2005 Sheraton Hotel Burlington, VT.
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Highlights from the Past… Planning for the Future… December 3, 2005 Sheraton Hotel Burlington, VT
The first things we need to do… are Organize our thinking and move beyond the traditional outcome domains and silos around which we have traditionally organized our work. Establish outcomes and indicators that cut across these traditional domains. And construct a prevention oriented outcomes approach.
Traditional Outcome Domains Health Education Employment Security Safety Sport Culture Etc.
The traditional outcome domains are the way that governments, all over the world, organize their work But, that is not the way that people organize their lives
For example …Following is a Prevention Driven Outcomes Model That is closer to how people organize their lives
ALL Pregnant Women & Young Children Thrive. Children are Ready for School. Children Succeed in School. Children Live in Stable, Supported Families. Youth Choose Healthy Behaviors. Youth Become Successful Adults. Families & Individuals Live in Safe & Supportive Communities. Elders and People with Disabilities Are Resources in their Communities & Live with Dignity & Independence in Places They Prefer.
And…here are two examples of how… We can measure these cross cutting outcomes
An Outcomes & Indicator Sampler Pregnant Women & Young Children Thrive –Low Birthweight Babies –Pregnant Women Smoking Rates –% Births w/ Adequate prenatal Care –% Women w/ prenatal Care in 1st Trimester –Infant Mortality Rate –Toddler Immunization Rate –% of Young Children w/ Health Insurance –Rate of Injury Resulting in Hospitalization –Young Children Poverty Rate
An Outcomes & Indicator Sampler Children Are Ready for School Child Abuse/Neglect Rates 0-6 Incidence of Childhood Lead Poisoning Incidence of Childhood Asthma Incidence of Hunger/Malnutrition Preschool Participation % Kindergartners Fully Immunized % Children Ready for Kindergarten
Powerful Outcomes & Their Indicators…are Clear & Declarative Bigger than You Connect Emotionally Positive Measurable Comparable Presented Over Time
Powerful Outcomes & Their Indicators…are Extended Beyond Political Cycles National, Statewide, Local Interactive Accumulative Over Time
Secondly… We created a data array for the outcome we wanted to work on over time, by looking back as far as we could.
And… They didn’t get hung up on trying to do everything at the same time… Because…
Anywhere Leads to Everywhere Infant Mortality- connected to Pregnant Mom Smoking Rates - connected to Higher Education Levels - connected to Dropouts - connected to Teen Pregnancy Rates - connected to Child Abuse Rates - connected to…………...
And… We adopted some important statewide strategies, which, over time, helped bring more strong results.
Instead of Thinking Services … Think Strategy Common purpose Communities & families Citizen participation Service collaboration Human relationships Public health style communications
A Community Based Strategy: All Families Receive ‘New Baby’ Visits Improved –% Children (0 - 5) with elevated lead levels –Child abuse & neglect victims –Late or no prenatal care –2 year olds fully immunized –Teen sexually transmitted diseases –Infant mortality –Child deaths –Children with health insurance –Parentage established –Child support cases with collections
Next… We created data sets for our communities to use to help decide which outcomes and indicators were the most important to change for the community.
Next…using the community profiles We held data mirrors up to some of our communities so they could see for the first time real information about what was happening in their community. And, many communities, with help from the State of Vermont decided to do something about what they saw.
We also worked hard… To communicate our changing indicators
10% to 30% Improvement b Children with health insurance11.8% 1984-2001 Births to Women Receiving 1 st Trimester Care13.9% 1980-2002 12 th graders using alcohol (last 30 days)18.9% 1993-2003 Elders in nursing homes20.0% 1992-2002 Adults who are ‘binge drinkers’21.4% 1990-2002 Repeat births to teens22.1% 1986-2002 People with disabilities employed23.3% 1990-2000 Deaths from heart disease25.0% 1990-2002 Two year olds fully immunized27.9% 1989-2002 Adults that smoke29.7% 1982-2002
30% to 50% Improvement b 12 th graders smoking (over last 30 days)35.3% 1993-2003 Violent crimes (per 100M)40.1% 1980-2002 Births to women receiving late or no prenatal care 40.7% 1980-2002 High school graduates to higher education41.7% 1978-2001 Youth (16-19) not attending school or working45.5% 1986-2000 Teen birth rate (age 15 – 19)46.7% 1974-2002 Alcohol related teen motor vehicle deaths47.1% 1990 -2002 Deaths from motor vehicle crashes48.9% 1980-2002 Property crime (per 100M)49.6% 1980-2002
Greater than 50% Improvement b Young teen pregnancy rate (age 15-17) 51.7% 1974-2002 Infant mortality 61.4% 1980-2002 Alcohol related motor vehicle crashes 63.9% 1988-2002 Institutionalized for mental illness 81.7% 1980-2001 Institutionalized for developmental 100% 1998-2002 Knowing who the father is 126% 1988-2001 Child support cases with collections 175% 1985-2002 Families receiving ‘new baby’ visits 223% 1994-2002 Schools participating in school meals 537% 1989-2002
National implications… of the Vermont outcomes and indicator work –Vermont, over the last 15 years, has proven that the work can contribute to significant and measurable results –The work can bring agencies and communities together around common purpose –The work is low cost and high value –Outcomes and indicators can bring a higher purpose to the everyday work of our employees and contractors