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AECF: Planning for Family First Prevention Services: Three Key Fiscal Elements to Consider


Date and time:Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Eastern Standard Time

Program:Leading With Evidence

Panelist(s) Info:Suzanne Barnard, Moderator
Director, Evidence-Based Practice Group
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Margaret Flynn-Kahn
Mainspring Consulting

Alyson Goedken
Assistant Vice President, Strengthen Families
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Jennifer Skala
Senior Vice President
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Jamie Kramer
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Duration:1 hour

Description:This webinar will help leaders plan effectively for implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act by highlighting key issues in designing and financing prevention services. Margaret Flynn-Khan of Mainspring Consulting will preview a tool, now being piloted with several states, that helps child welfare leaders analyze the fiscal implications of prevention services. Participants will learn about relevant provisions of the law and key considerations for estimating:
1.the costs of evidence-based programs as well as case management and other administrative support;
2.the revenues to offset costs, including understanding existing spending on prevention services, projecting the IV-E revenue that a state can draw down and considering other potential sources of revenue, such as Medicaid; and
3.projected cost savings in spending on out-of-home placements and related administrative costs generated by successful implementation of prevention services.

Later Event: August 7
COA 2020 Conference