Implementing Systems of Care: Building

Building anything involves processes and structures. Those involved in developing and implementing systems of care are sometimes referred to as “system builders.” The term “system builder” is meant to encompass all key stakeholders at national, state, and local levels – families and youth, providers, line staff, administrators, policy makers, and evaluators – recognizing that effective system building entails collaboration, consensus building, and partnership across these stakeholder groups and across national, state, county, city, and neighborhood levels.