Linking people to resources.
Measuring needs and impact.
Preventing opioid misuse/addiction and underage alcohol use.
Identifying gaps in services, assessing community needs, and discovering opportunities to maximize resources for the greatest impact.
Montgomery County has multiple coalitions, networks, and initiatives that have a mission to improve some aspect of child well-being. The Collaboration Council’s goal, as Montgomery County’s Local Management Board (LMB), is to collaborate with community leaders and county residents to discover a common understanding of community needs and develop a joint approach to solving it.
The results-based accountability (RBA) framework has long been a component in the Collaboration Council’s planning, decision-making, and managing for success. RBA builds collective knowledge, uses data, and creates a network of community support. RBA looks at the vision Montgomery County has for its children and youth and interprets what needs exist between the current reality and that vision.
Since the first published well-being profile for the County in 2007, the Collaboration Council has been tracking key indicators of child well-being around Maryland’s eight Child Well-Being Result areas. The collection of results and indicators that we track provides a clear, practical, and measureable way of articulating the common agenda for collective impact