Case study on performance-based contracting
The Data Center’s longstanding performance-based contracting (PBC) work with Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services (DCS) was recently profiled in the American Public Human Services Association’s Guide to Data Management, Privacy & Confidentiality, and Predictive Analytics. The PBC project is featured in the section on predictive analytics as a case study of how a child welfare system leveraged Data Center assets to design and implement a method for managing to improved outcomes for children and families. The case study describes the origin of the project, the collaboration between the Data Center and DCS partners, and both the fiscal and programmatic results.
The work described in this case study would not be possible without the committed support of our partners at the Tennessee DCS, Commissioners Viola Miller and Bonnie Hommrich and members of the senior leadership including Doug Swisher, Suzanne White, and Susan Mitchell. We are also grateful to Tennessee’s network of private service providers, particularly those who were instrumental to the pilot described in this case study.
- To read the PBC case study in the APHSA Guide, click here.
- To see the full contents of APHSA’s Guide, click here.
- Related links about the Data Center’s work with private service providers:
- Evaluating Provider Performance in the State of Wisconsin. Read the brief >
- Research Evidence Use among Private Child Welfare Agencies. Read the brief >
- Have questions about how the Data Center can support private service providers and the states in which they operate? Contact us.