Implementing Systems of Care: Structuring

Structuring systems of care entails relationship building, strategic planning, and implementing a complex architecture of structures, functions, and processes to assess and improve the quality of services and supports within the unique context of each community.

  • Collaboration
    In systems of care, successful collaboration entails developing a shared vision anchored upon core values and principles. The resources in this section describe strategies for ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship among all partners working toward common goals by sharing responsibility, authority, and accountability for achieving improved outcomes for children, youth, and families.
  • Leadership
    Resources that illustrate how a successful systems of care commit to a leadership model that is values-driven, promotes interdependence and collaboration, and fosters development and shared leadership across all stakeholder groups, family, youth and partners representative of the diversity within your community.
  • Governance
    Resources describing the importance of a broad-based governance structure provides a variety of decision-making opportunities for all partners, including family members and youth, to participate in planning, development, and implementation at the policy, system, and practice levels.
  • Managing Change
    Resources on managing change, which is an extraordinarily complex task for change leaders and their partners but can lead to unparalleled opportunities, creativity, and innovations for systems of care.
  • Logic Model Development and Strategic Planning
    Resources on logic model development and strategic planning which are interrelated, essential, and dynamic planning processes that are most effective when conducted in full collaboration with system of care partners, family members, and youth.