July 2019 – FAB Meeting #15


  • UB backbone staff present: Dionne Grayman, Kassa Belay, Jason Ludwig, Danielle Augustine, Alivia Kliesen

  • Number of FAB members present: 15

  • DOHMH Officials: Nora Puffet, Lidiya Lednyak, Danielle De Souza, Ewel Napier

  • Claudia Irizarry, The City reporter


  • FAB agrees that End State: “The evaluation rate for Black children and Hispanic children is equal to the citywide evaluation rate” is the most appropriate and actionable end state to work with for UB’s immediate Early Intervention focus

  • The Driver Doagram’s primary and Secondary drivers are appropriate and there is significant support for the listed interventions as well as several new intervention concepts, including:

    • New “business processes” that encourage EI referral sources to have “interim contact” with referred families, Initial Service Coordinators and Evaluators to ensure scheduling occurs and appointments are kept

    • Intensive place-based EI Information Campaigns (local to Brownsville)

Meeting Notes


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