The Indiana State Maternal and 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 children from birth through age 5. The ECCS system is designed to eliminate duplicated efforts in serving young children and their families while ensuring that services are available universally across the state. The initiative intends 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 sixth evaluation report investigating the implementation of ECCS initiatives. Data and other information for this study come 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, and several other government entities and private organizations.