Family Economic Mobility Toolkit

Phase 6: Continuous Program Improvement

Continuous improvement efforts can be informed and enhanced by using Family Partnership Agreement (FPA) data for continuous improvement. FPA data can be aggregated and analyzed to identify the types of goals set by all families or subgroups of families in the program.

Program Planning Around Family Economic Mobility

Summarized FPA data can shape our goals at the program level. For example, a program decides to examine the types of goals that families set and finds that a high percentage of families have set an educational goal. In response, the program sets a program-level goal or objective to support families’ educational goals through increased contact with partners from the local community college and GED program.

Another program finds that many families have health and wellness goals. The program responds and makes building partnerships for more health care services in the community a program-level goal and creates greater awareness and access to some of the resources through program-resource family events and educational offerings.

When considering the specific topic of family economic mobility, a program can aggregate the data for families who identified family economic mobility as a major goal and accessed related resources. Data can inform future program-level decisions around family well-being services the program may offer and community partnerships the program may pursue. Data can also be collected on when FEM tools and community resources were utilized to answer more general questions from families who are considering economic mobility as a possible goal.

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