Phase Two Overview
From March through August 2018, four Design Teams comprised of representatives from health and human services providers in Montgomery County and county officials met to develop projects or areas of research to improve the county’s safety net.
Ideas brainstormed by the Design Teams were vetted at three Community of Practice meetings, attended by Design Team participants, other safety net providers, funders, municipal and faith leaders and community residents.
What emerged were six strategies to further strengthen and improve the resiliency of the county's safety net system:
- Innovation Lab
- Community of Practice
- Commissioned Research
- Communications Campaign
- Advocacy Coalition
- Leadership Capacity Building
We will implement these strategies in a phased approach over the next several months, beginning with the Innovation Lab.
Additionally, we are developing a new training program as part of this initiative. The topics to be included were ones requested by those working within the county's health and human service safety net system. The group felt that almost all organizations could use additional training in these areas: leadership development, financial management and cultural awareness. Details will be released soon.