Evaluating the work of The Integration Initiative in the five sites over the first 18 months of the Integration Initiative.

Early in the formation of The Integration Initiative (TII), Living Cities engaged Mt. Auburn Associates, along with Mathematica Policy Research to help design a national evaluation of TII across all five sites – Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Newark, and the Twin Cities.

This report provides a broad overview of the work of The Integration Initiative in the five sites over the first 18 months of the Initiative.  Its focus is on what has been happening at each of the sites during this period and looks across the work in the five sites to assess the progress that has been achieved in terms of the goals set out by Living Cities. 

As part of this outcome evaluation, the national evaluation team sought to answer two basic questions in this TII Midterm Outcomes Evaluation Report

  1. Has TII led to system change and improved outcomes related to these system changes that could have broader impacts on low‐income individuals; and
  2. What can we learn about the factors related to the design and implementation of TII as well as exogenous factors that influence the type and level of system change and outcomes for low‐income individuals?