Solutions Global, Inc. and Mathematica
Policy Research today announced a partnership to develop and deliver
Rapid Cycle Evaluation (RCE) services to health and human services
organizations. The partnership comes in response to the White
House Office of Management &am; Budget's Evidence and Innovation Agenda
Memo of July 2013, which recommends RCE as a strategy to deliver a
"smarter, more innovative and more accountable government."
RCE provides decision-makers with timely, actionable and compelling
evidence of whether operational changes improve program outcomes. Many
operational changes can be tested in a matter of months. RCE employs a
rigorous, scientific approach, meaning decision-makers can have a high
degree of confidence in the results. By testing changes with this
short-term, low-cost approach, RCE also can help agencies avoid
substantial investments in changes that turn out to have no impact.
"We are pleased to work with Social Solutions to develop and deliver the
RCE offering," said Scott Cody, Mathematica Policy Research Vice
President. "Social Solutions has a demonstrated commitment to helping
agencies improve program outcomes. Their experience working in
partnership with agencies, combined with the strength of their software
tools, make them an ideal partner for delivering RCE. We look forward to
working with Social Solutions to bring this invaluable technique to
health and human service providers in both public agencies as well as
high-performing nonprofit organizations."
"Social Solutions is excited to partner with Mathematica Policy Research
to bring Rapid Cycle Evaluations to health and human service providers
that may otherwise lack the funding and resources to undertake a
traditional program evaluation," said Scott Johnson, CEO of Social
Solutions. "This aligns perfectly with our ongoing efforts to help
advance the sector by strengthening programs and practices with evidence
of what works, resulting in saved money, time and resources, and better
outcomes for individuals."
Mathematica Policy Research, an employee-owned
company, seeks to improve public well-being by conducting program
evaluation and policy research, survey design and data collection,
research assessment and interpretation, and program performance/data
Social Solutions Global, Inc., creator of Efforts to Outcomes
(ETO®) software, is the leading provider of performance management
software for human services. Our mission is to challenge and equip human
services agencies to transform good intent into measureable change by
relating efforts to outcomes.
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