Systems are complex and nuanced. We understand, we listen, and we can help!

LET’S MAP A SOLUTION TOGETHER

Systems are complex and nuanced. We understand, we listen, and we can help!

LET’S MAP A SOLUTION TOGETHER

We use a public health model to create data-driven systems change

The Systems Mapping Center, or SMC, provides cross-systems mapping services. These mappings are collaborative processes that use a public health model to create data-driven systems change. The SMC is operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc. We work with communities to bring together the right stakeholders to study a problem and make a plan to fix it.

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We are improving outcomes and opportunities for diverse populations

Our mapping events aim to improve outcomes and opportunities for diverse populations. These include youth, individuals with behavioral health needs, people experiencing homelessness, Veterans and their families, and more. We tailor our services to meet the needs in your area.

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We know what has worked for other jurisdictions across the country

We have over 30 years of experience, and we have worked with more than 300 communities throughout the United States. Our services helped them transform local systems to improve community well-being. Systems we often focus on include behavioral health, criminal justice, juvenile justice, crisis response, and homelessness systems.

We know what has worked for other jurisdictions across the country. Therefore, we can use our national expertise and critical listening skills to help move your group forward. Our goal is always to bring solutions to scale.

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Let’s Make the Abstract Concrete.

Cross-systems mappings bring together a wide range of participants. We work with them to develop a clear and actionable map of how individuals flow through local systems. This process allows stakeholders to create strategic plans for action. Moreover, it helps communities make decisions, allocate funding, and come to agreements based on data.

Our Core Services

Our mapping aims to transform your system into one that is more comprehensive and fulfills the needs of individuals served. No system is too large or too small for our facilitators’ extensive experience. We’ve mapped frontier communities to America’s most populated cities and everything in between.

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Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshops

This mapping addresses community-based responses to the involvement, or risk of involvement, of people with behavioral health needs in the criminal justice system.

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