Project Abstract

This project supports the Office of Early Childhood in building evidence for the Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Consultation program. The work includes a) defining the program’s essential elements and outcomes, b) quantifying the available qualified workforce, c) developing a strategy to support sites to reach fidelity of implementation, and d) building the data infrastructure to support monitoring, continuous quality improvement, and a future rigorous program evaluation.

The Lab will support the ECMH Consultation program in implementing a thoughtfully standardized approach, one which drives positive outcomes while retaining regional flexibility. To lay the groundwork for successful implementation, the Lab will develop and implement a communication plan, designed to support culture change among providers and increase adoption of a more standardized model.

Agencies: 

Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood

Research Partners: 

University of Denver, Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab

Urban Institute