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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, May 2018

The following post includes an update on significant policy and practice-related efforts that are of interest to the Pay for Success and evidence-based community. If you have additional information or resources you would like to see included in future State of Play posts, please email the America Forward team at America_Forward@newprofit.org. Federal Updates: America Forward and its Pay for Success
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Practice to Policy: Early Interventions to End Chronic Homelessness

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 their outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why
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Practice to Policy: Embracing Continuous Innovation to Improve Outcomes in our Communities

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 their outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why
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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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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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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, December 2017

At the beginning of the year, we ushered in a new President and a new Congress and it was unclear what these changes might mean for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice. It is clear now as we wrap up 2017 that this movement—reorienting policy and funding to what works—is showing no sign of slowing down. It has
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Evidence in Action: Using Pay for Success to Keep Families Together

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations and spotlights effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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Key to Success in Pay for Success: Data, Data, Data

The following blog post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Last year, a federal commission began studying how data that the government already collect can be used to improve government programs and policies. The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking was the creation of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), who are long-time champions of data
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State of Play: Pay for Success & Evidence-Based Policy, September 2017

Coming off August recess and summer vacations, Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice efforts at the federal and state level have not let up. This year continues to be an incredibly active year for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice. At the federal level, new policies are being introduced and implemented and we are seeing new
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