Governance Board is primarily responsible for project oversight, program design and development, monitoring and evaluation. Members are appointed by the NW MN Council of Collaboratives.
Administrative Team is primarily responsible for: developing, implementing and managing the Our Children Succeed Initiative including strategic planning; coordination of project services; managing the budget and contracts; integrating the findings from the National Evaluation into the program management and strategic planning; developing and implementing care review procedures; monitoring the quality of care delivery; ensuring that activities support the well-being of children and families and; ensuring that HIPAA rules and regulations are applied in all aspects of project activities.
Planning Team is appointed by the Governance Board to ensure all activities of the project reflect preferred practices related to strategy and implementation development; social marketing (overseeing the development and implementation of a social marketing plan of action to increase awareness of children's mental health issues and to provide communication support linking all partners under a shared vision of the Our Children Succeed Initiative); cultural competency (ensuring all activities of the project reflect preferred practices related to cultural and linguistic competence); interagency training/workforce development (continuously review all aspects of service delivery, assessing workforce issues and training needs to realize Initiative goals); youth and parent involvement; training and technical assistance; and evaluation. The membership includes the Initiative staff, direct care providers, parents, representatives from culturally diverse groups, advocacy organizations and representatives from the Council of Collaboratives.
Parent Team provides active participation in design, service implementation and evaluation providing recommendations to Governance Board. The membership includes parents from the six county region.
Performance Outcomes Committee (project evaluation, management information systems, performance standards) is appointed by the Governance Board with membership including the Initiative staff, key evaluation staff, the State-Local liaison, external consultants, family member(s) and representatives from the Council of Collaboratives. This group is responsible for assisting key evaluation staff in the design and implementation of both a National and Local Evaluation and ensuring consistency with the Performance Standards reflected in the Government Performance Results Act Performance Report (GPRA).