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How can we improve access to & quality of social services / programs? (Viewed 2188 times)
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This topic if focused on solutions designed to improve both the access to and quality of social services & social programs.

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Aunt Bertha Makes Social Services Easy To Access

http://nationswell.com/aunt-bertha-easy-access-social-services/

Finding help when you need it shouldn't be difficult. This digital tool puts assistance at your fingertips.

"Founded in 2010 in Austin, Texas, the startup Aunt Bertha is an online database of human services, connecting governments, charities and churches with the 75 million Americans in all 50 states who need their services, says founder Erine Gray. Thus far, his company has helped more than 177,000 people."

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Social Impact Bonds: Private Funding Solves Public Problems

http://nationswell.com/social-impact-bonds-pay-for-success/

"New partnerships between public and and private, known as social impact bonds (SIBs), are fronting the money for much-needed, underfunded social programs. More importantly, the sponsors argue, these bonds introduce data-driven performance metrics in order to find the greatest return for taxpayers."

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How Can We Know If Social Programs Will Work?

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2016/03/22/how_can_we_know_if_social_programs_will_work__102075.html

How to test social programs.

"We would all agree that it is unwise to spend a ton of public or private money expanding a program or launching a new product unless we have a pretty good idea that it works...There is a great deal of inefficiency in social programs, and many simply don't work."

"The state of Maryland, for instance, has created a fund to encourage community organizations and hospitals to develop novel partnerships for improving neighborhood health. Such venture capital funding enables promising approaches to get through the early experimental phase and prepare for a full evaluation."

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