Letters of Interest Requested - First 1,000 Days ACEs Effort

The Washington State Frontiers of Innovation (WA FOI) partners are seeking Letters of Interest (LOI) from communities that have a passion for prevention, innovation and reducing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) for families with young children. 

The WA FOI team would like to partner with you to explore what works and doesn’t work in your community to connect systems to improve child and family well-being. Specifically, we are interested in how we can work together to more effectively (1) find families as early as possible who are experiencing high levels of stress at the birth of a child, and (2) create a triaged response that helps target resources most effectively based on a family’s interests and needs.

This is not a new initiative but rather an opportunity to work together to build new connections and synergy across the current systems of family-serving resources. What we learn together will inform state systems and policies.

Who Should Submit a Letter of Interest?

  • A “community collaborative” with a strong commitment to reduce and mitigate the effects of ACEs in the first 1,000 days of a child’s development.
  • A community that has an idea of what they want to change and are looking for innovative ways to achieve their goals and create lasting system impact.

What is the timeline?

  • Request for LOI released: December 15, 2016
  • Pre-proposal Webinar: January 6, 2017
  • LOI submission deadline: January 31, 2017
  • Meet with a short list of selected communities for an Information Exchange: March 27-31, 2017
  • Announcement of selected community(s): April 7, 2017
  • Phase One the technical assistance, planning, and design period: April 15, 2017 through June 30, 2018
  • Phase Two Study Implementation period: July 1, 2018 to June 2020 based upon available funds

All interested stakeholders will be invited to receive updates on what we learn across both Phase One and Phase Two of the demonstration period.

Looking for more information?

Visit www.wafoi.org where you can find a resource packet that includes:

  • The WA FOI First Thousand Days Strategic Framework
  • A community readiness self-assessment tool
  • Links to data that may help to define your population
  • WA FOI Newborn Study Group Roster

Have questions?

Please submit questions by email to info@wafoi.org



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