Long Island’s needs have changed dramatically due at least in part to changing demographics, increasing inequity, Sandy Recovery, a weak federal safety net on Long Island, and reduced local resources (public and private). Long Island can no longer address complex, costly social needs in a community or programmatic silo. There needs to be a regional, overarching strategy that is addressing the big picture allocation of resources and movement of social outcomes.
As part of the Obama Administration’s Evidence and Innovation Agenda, the Administration has included nearly $400 million in the 2015 budget for Pay for Success (PFS) programming. In November 2014, HWCLI attended the Eastern Region Pay for Success Summit hosted by the White House, Nonprofit Finance Fund and Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Through the Summit, the federal administration brought together the latest information, expertise and thought leaders on PFS showing their on-going commitment and movement toward this funding and programming strategy.
Through the years, HWCLI and its members have been working towards the development of an outcomes based, integrated service delivery model. The advancement of PFS creates an opportunity for this on-going work.
HWCLI’s work in Regional Planning includes:
Member Engagement : Leading membership meeting discussions related to DSRIP, Pay for Success, and the Suffolk County Regional Needs Assessment
Coalition Coordination and Convening : Unaccompanied Children Workgroup, Pay for Success Work Group