Challenges to Step 3: Determine the Cause of the Issue

  • Not investigating root cause
  • Identifying the root cause(s) vs. acculturated excuses (such as personnel shortages)
  • Insufficient state resources (including TA and incentives) to support local programs in determining root cause
  • Early intervention personnel do not always have the skill set to analyze and drill down in data and then use data to develop effective CAPs