Step 1: Establish a State Leadership Team (SLT) to guide exploration

  1. Include representatives from each of the key agencies/programs with the authority to make decisions and expend resources (or an individual with easy access to that decision-maker).
  2. Select staff whose responsibilities will allow them to undertake this initiative over several years.
  3. Select staff with expertise about the implementation process as well as potential innovations or practices that fit identified needs.
  4. SLT defines their roles and responsibilities.