UB backbone staff present: Dionne Grayman, Kassa Belay, Jason Ludwig, Danielle Augustine
Number of FAB members present: 16
Three Prospective FAB members
FAB members reviewed 3 Early Intervention improvement projects proposed to close racial disparities in rates of African American and Hispanic children evaluated for Early Intervention from Brownsville compared to city-wide averages. The FAB responded to a series of questions designed to elicit criteria for success.
FAB members emphasized criteria that ensure real time feedback on project performance such as the use of short client facing surveys, consistently recommended a priority for local residents as staff for projects and suggested outcome measures focused on how Brownsville families themselves experience changes with the Early Intervention system.