Evaluation Report III: State Maternal & Child Health Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grant Program

The Indiana State Maternal & Child Health Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS) was conceived as an initiative to engage state agencies, community partners and families of young children to develop a coordinated, comprehensive, community-based system of services for young children from birth to age six. The

creation of this system is designed to eliminate duplicated efforts to provide services to young children and their families while ensuring these efforts are applied universally across the state. Overall, this initiative is intended to support ease of access to needed services, increase the utilization of appropriate services, and ensure that a holistic system of care supports young children and their families.


This report is the third evaluation report investigating the implementation of ECCS initiatives. Data and other information for this study comes from a variety of sources, including the Indiana State Department of Health, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Department of Child Services, the United States Census Bureau, as well as several other government entities and private organizations. This report, using the objectives set forth in the ECCS strategic plan, focuses on three key areas of impact: Access and Utilization of Health Care, Source of Payment for Health Care, and Resources, Support and Development.


Author(s): Daniel Clendenning, Marion Greene, Eric Wright
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Publication Date: 2007
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Related Projects: Sunny Start (Early Childhood Comprehensive System) Evaluation Project
Related Issues: Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations, Youth