Improving Systems, Practices, and Outcomes

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What are the Essential Support Structures?

The essential support structures provide the leadership, training, practice application, and documentation necessary for statewide implementation.


  • The State Leadership Team is an interagency group responsible for planning and supervising the initiative. They ensure support and resources are available to implementation sites, so sites can implement selected evidence-based practices with fidelity.
  • Program Coaches are training and technical assistance professionals who guide Program Leadership Team(s) to ensure high fidelity implementation of evidence-based practices.
  • Each implementation site’s Program Leadership Team guides implementation, coaching, family engagement, behavior support planning, and data decision-making.
  • Implementation sites use the Data and Evaluation System to measure fidelity of evidence-based practice implementation and inform decisions of the Program and State Leadership Teams.