Partnership for Reinventing Government
What No One Agency Can Achieve Alone
states achieve their goals of universal health insurance for children.
NPR is championing
some innovative efforts to help improve the status of children in
our society. In January 1999, Vice President Gore formally announced
the "Boost 4 Kids" initiative. This initiative seeks to
"Better Opportunities and Outcomes Starting Today" or BOOST
children as a priority nationwide. Thirteen performance partnerships
in ten different states were announced on May 13, 1999. Each performance
partnership has community, state, and federal representatives participating
locally, and each has a federal champion to help measure results and
cut red tape by removing existing barriers. All communities that submitted
Boost 4 Kids proposals, and others who have since heard about this
project, have all been invited to help create the Boost 4 Kids Network,
which now includes over 75 communities.
The Boost 4 Kids network
is striving to make a difference for America's children by learning
from each other, working together to solve problems, and measuring
how we are doing to protect and nurture our nation's children.
of Boost 4 Kids include:
- Cut red tape and streamline
services to get better results for our nation's children.
- Achieve specific targets
and results identified by performance partners.
- Create better models
for cross-government delivery of services for children.
- Identify and resolve
barriers at the federal, state and local levels.
- Learn promising practices
to better manage for results and maximize resources.
- Provide a way for local,
state, and federal partners to share lessons learned.
facilitates the making of systematic changes at various levels of
government that will assist these ten states in reaching their goal
of universal health care for children.