Finding ways for agencies, their partners, and key stakeholders to share knowledge, experiences, ideas, practices, and strategies is vital to organizational improvement efforts. Interagency communication also promotes the spread of good practice. The following resources illustrate the benefits of increased communication for quality improvement.
Data Sharing in Child Welfare (PDF - 214 KB)
National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (2018)
Explores data sharing in child welfare and the importance of data sharing and communication between entities such as universities, Federal and State governments, and agencies or organizations. The resource also offers information on data use agreements and why they could be necessary.
How Can You Communicate the Benefits of Quality Improvement to Leadership and Staff?
Public Health Foundation
Explains how organizations undergoing a quality improvement process can communicate with leadership, staff, and key stakeholders to get them involved in the process.
Keys to Implementation of Child Welfare Systems Change Initiatives
Lambert, Richards, & Merrill (2015)
Journal of Public Child Welfare, 10(2)
Examines twelve keys to the implementation of organizational change to help child welfare staff design and enact changes to improve quality. The keys include communication, stakeholder involvement, family engagement, culture and climate, ongoing commitment, staff competency, and others.
Roadmap for Foster Care and K–12 Data Linkages
Data Quality Campaign (2017)
Reviews areas of collaboration in data usage between child welfare and education systems that can improve the lives of vulnerable children and lists key ingredients for successful data sharing.