Technical Assistance for Centers for Disease Control Implementation

Official Title
Technical Assistance and Evaluation Support for Implementation of Essentials for Childhood: Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments (Essentials for Childhood)
Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA
9/2014 – 6/2018
Associations, Societies & Nonprofits
IMPAQ Health Practice Areas
Social Programs Practice Areas
Practice Areas
Child and Family Issues
Child Care Quality
Child Welfare
Domestic Violence
Early Childhood Education
English Language Learners
Environmental Context
Family and Relationship Health
Housing and Homelessness
Outreach and Promotion
Quality of Care
Responsible Fatherhood
Social Impacts
State and Local Government
Communications Solutions
Webinars & Online Training Programs
Content Creation & Information Dissemination
Behavioral Economics
Case Studies
Content Development and Editing
Data Collection, Analysis & Reporting

Essentials for Childhood (EfC) provides strategies to promote the relationships and environments that help children grow into healthy and productive citizens. In the fall of 2014, the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Injury Center funded cooperative agreements at health departments in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Washington that would allow them to implement the EfC framework more easily.

To implement the EfC, these organizations will:

  • Coordinate and manage relationships with child maltreatment prevention organizations and partners;
  • Work with partners to identify strategies across sectors;
  • Identify, coordinate, monitor, and report on the strategies implemented by the partners;
  • Coordinate improvement processes that allow the partners to refine their strategies; and
  • Establish the state-level impact of these efforts.

IMPAQ is providing technical assistance to help with implementations in all 50 states. This includes delivering expert training, technical assistance, and communications support to the five funded states, 45 non-funded states, and their partners. Our tasks include facilitating grantee communications, providing training and technical assistance, and conducting stakeholder engagement and collaboration activities.

We have experience supporting other work in the child welfare arena and have built strong relationships with key organizations that we call on. Our senior project manager manages CDC staff, as well as other subcontractors, and consultants as appropriate.