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 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. These provisions, which include reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program and the Family First Prevention Services Act and Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act, all focus on results through innovation, evaluation, and the use of evidence to drive funding decisions. Each of these programs emphasizes and resources interventions that are outcomes-driven and evidence-based. Additionally, we are pleased with the support for the use of Pay for Success/Pay for Outcomes contracting in the bill, which will bring a greater focus on outcomes and evidence across social programs. We commend Congressional leaders for their efforts and leadership to support evidence-based policies such as those included in this bill.”
The America Forward Coalition is a network of more than 70 social innovation organizations that champion innovative, effective, and efficient solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems. Our Coalition members are achieving measurable outcomes in more than 14,500 communities nationwide, touching the lives of 8 million Americans each year, and driving progress in education, workforce development, early learning, poverty alleviation, public health, Pay for Success, social innovation, national service, and criminal justice reform. Since 2007, America Forward’s community of innovators has played a leading role in driving the national dialogue on social innovation and advocating for lasting policy change.
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