Pay for Success

Practice to Policy: Denver Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Shows Promising Housing Stability Outcomes In First Year

Every day social innovators and social innovation organizations across the country are measurably impacting communities and individuals. This Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why these
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Practice to Policy: The Top 10 Ways America Forward has Shaped Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy in 10 Years

This year, America Forward celebrates 10 years of collective advocacy work. As we celebrate this important milestone and lay the foundation for what the next 10 years hold, we are chronicling the impact that America Forward and our Coalition of 70 organizations have had using our practical experiences to shift federal policy to reward results, incentivize innovation, catalyze cross-sector partnerships,
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, February 2018

America Forward began hosting our bi-monthly Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Network calls in 2015. Since then, we have started every new call and post of the year reflecting back on how active and transformational the previous year was in advancing Pay for Success and evidence-based policies and practices. As we begin 2018, though that same reflection is true about
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Practice to Policy: SIPPRA: Little Known Legislation with Big Implications

As I wrote recently, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 contained much more than just funding levels for government programs this fiscal year and budget caps for future funding debates. Sprinkled throughout the legislation was evidence-based language and new evidence-based authorities that have the possibility of transforming the provision of human and social services. As one metric of the importance
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Practice to Policy: Support for Home Visiting is a Bipartisan Victory for Families

Every day social innovators and social innovation organizations across the country are measurably impacting communities and individuals. This Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting the outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why
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Historic Day for Evidence-Based Policymaking

In the midst of the political rancor and partisan bickering surrounding how to fund our federal government, key Congressional staffers and advocates were working to ensure that important evidence-based programs and policies made it into whatever bill emerged from this most recent budget and funding debate. Though it all seemed to happen so quickly, with introducing, amending, and voting taking
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America Forward Applauds Passage of Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policies Included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

Members of the America Forward Coalition issued the following statement on the U.S. Congress’ passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 on Friday, February 9, 2018: “Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the U.S. Congress for including and approving critical Pay for Success and evidence-based provisions as a part of H.R. 1892 as amended by S. 1930, the
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