During Phase II, states developed strategies and processes including feedback loops to support effective communication of SSIP implementation and progress toward achieving desired outcomes. These strategies and processes were designed to support meaningful interaction with stakeholders regarding the plan and provide implementation and planning teams with the communication processes and protocols needed to review implementation barriers, leverage implementation successes, and make adjustments in implementation as needed.
In Phase III, effective and timely communication will be essential to successful implementation and to achieving desired outcomes. Information from implementers will flow to the state implementation and planning teams to convey related barriers, successes, and outcomes. The implementation and planning teams will need to communicate on a regular basis to review data and information provided through feedback loops. This will enable the teams to make adjustments in policy, implementation, and resources as needed and to convey these changes to local programs and practitioners. This feedback loop between the state and local programs and practitioners will support effective and successful communication.