Social Innovations Journal https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij <p>Social Innovations Journal (SIJ) is dedicated to social innovators and entrepreneurs who work at the cross section between the private sector, government, and not-for-profits and aligns them toward collective social impact goals and public policy. SIJ chronicles social innovations and enterprises addressing the world’s most challenging issues surrounding social policy, leadership, human capital, and systems. In collaboration with government, philanthropy, not-for-profits and universities, the Journal bridges formal research and real-life experience.</p> <p><strong>Social Innovations Journal (SIJ) provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater exchange of knowledge.</strong></p> <p><strong>This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author as long as acknowledge the original author as stated in the Creative Commons License. </strong></p> <p>The mission of the Social Innovations Journal is to promote innovative ideas informed by data and research, incubate social innovation and thought leadership, and to spark a culture of innovation leading to improved social sector products and services, systems and policies. SIJ is creating a new standard for social innovations and enterprise publications by including the “why” behind their innovation, their bottom line impact (social and financial), and the system and policy implications.</p> <p>The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) defines social innovation as a mechanism that “can concern conceptual, process or product change, organizational change and changes in financing, and can deal with new relationships with stakeholders and territories.” The OECD’s Forum on Social Innovation identifies the core components of social innovation as: </p> <ul> <li class="show">“identifying and delivering new services that improve the quality of life of individuals and communities; and </li> <li class="show">“identifying and implementing new labour market integration processes, new competencies, new jobs, and new forms of participation, as diverse elements that each contribute to improving the position of individuals in the workforce.” </li> </ul> <p>In the words of the OECD, <strong>“Social innovation is distinct from economic innovation because it is not about introducing new types of production or exploiting new markets in itself but is about satisfying new needs not provided by the market (even if markets intervene later) or creating new, more satisfactory ways of insertion in terms of giving people a place and a role in production.</strong></p> <p>“The key distinction is that social innovation deals with improving the welfare of individuals and community through employment, consumption or participation, its expressed purpose being therefore to provide solutions for individual and community problems.”</p> <p><strong>Open Access, Licensing, and Copyright</strong> </p> <p>The Social Innovations Journal is loyal open access for academic work, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and to use them for any other lawful purpose. All the articles published in this journal are free to access immediately from the date of publication. We do not charge any fees for any reader to download articles for their own scholarly use.</p> <div id="deed-conditions" class="row"> <h3><strong>The Social Innovations Journal permits the Creative Commons License:</strong></h3> <h2><span class="cc-license-title">Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported</span> <span class="cc-license-identifier">(CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)</span></h2> <h3>Under the following terms:</h3> <ul class="license-properties col-md-offset-2 col-md-8" dir="ltr"> <li class="license by"> <p><strong>Attribution</strong> — You must give <a id="appropriate_credit_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">appropriate credit</a>, provide a link to the license, and <a id="indicate_changes_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">indicate if changes were made</a>. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.<span id="by-more-container"></span></p> </li> <li class="license nc"> <p><strong>NonCommercial</strong> — You may not use the material for <a id="commercial_purposes_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">commercial purposes</a>.<span id="nc-more-container"></span></p> </li> <li class="license nd"> <p><strong>NoDerivatives</strong> — If you <a id="some_kinds_of_mods_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">remix, transform, or build upon</a> the material, you may not distribute the modified material.<span id="nd-more-container"></span></p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="row"> <ul id="deed-conditions-no-icons" class="col-md-offset-2 col-md-8"> <li class="license"><strong>No additional restrictions</strong> — You may not apply legal terms or <a id="technological_measures_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">technological measures</a> that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.</li> </ul> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-offset-1 col-md-10"><hr /></div> </div> <div id="deed-understanding" class="row"> <h3>Notices:</h3> <ul class="understanding license-properties col-md-offset-2 col-md-8"> <li class="license">You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable <a id="exception_or_limitation_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">exception or limitation</a>.</li> <li class="license">No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as <a id="publicity_privacy_or_moral_rights_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">publicity, privacy, or moral rights</a> may limit how you use the material</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Copyright and Publishing Rights </strong></h3> <p>For the licenses indicated above, authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.</p> </div> <p> </p> en-US <div id="deed-conditions" class="row"> <h3><strong>The Social Innovations Journal permits the Creative Commons License:</strong></h3> <h2><span class="cc-license-title">Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported</span> <span class="cc-license-identifier">(CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)</span></h2> <h3>Under the following terms:</h3> <ul class="license-properties col-md-offset-2 col-md-8" dir="ltr"> <li class="license by"> <p><strong>Attribution</strong> — You must give <a id="appropriate_credit_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">appropriate credit</a>, provide a link to the license, and <a id="indicate_changes_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">indicate if changes were made</a>. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.<span id="by-more-container"></span></p> </li> <li class="license nc"> <p><strong>NonCommercial</strong> — You may not use the material for <a id="commercial_purposes_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">commercial purposes</a>.<span id="nc-more-container"></span></p> </li> <li class="license nd"> <p><strong>NoDerivatives</strong> — If you <a id="some_kinds_of_mods_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">remix, transform, or build upon</a> the material, you may not distribute the modified material.<span id="nd-more-container"></span></p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="row"> <ul id="deed-conditions-no-icons" class="col-md-offset-2 col-md-8"> <li class="license"><strong>No additional restrictions</strong> — You may not apply legal terms or <a id="technological_measures_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">technological measures</a> that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.</li> </ul> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-offset-1 col-md-10"><hr /></div> </div> <div id="deed-understanding" class="row"> <h3>Notices:</h3> <ul class="understanding license-properties col-md-offset-2 col-md-8"> <li class="license">You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable <a id="exception_or_limitation_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">exception or limitation</a>.</li> <li class="license">No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as <a id="publicity_privacy_or_moral_rights_popup" class="helpLink" tabindex="0" title="" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/" data-original-title="">publicity, privacy, or moral rights</a> may limit how you use the material</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Copyright and Publishing Rights </strong></h3> <p>For the licenses indicated above, authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions. </p> </div> nick@socialinnovationspartners.org (Nicholas Torres) nick@socialinnovationspartners.org (Nicholas Torres) Wed, 28 Apr 2021 05:35:33 -0700 OJS 3.2.1.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Utilizing Immigration Policy to Address a Growing Workforce Crisis https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/867 <p>The United States faces an ongoing crisis in meeting the daily needs of people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This crisis is driven by an ongoing shortage of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), the frontline workers tasked with assisting the I/DD population. The shortage is projected to only grow over the next decade, and has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 public health emergency. This paper outlines these ongoing challenges, and proposes policy solutions to begin to rectify the issue. Specifically, this paper proposes enacting public policy measures related to immigration and managed migration that would increase the DSP supply in the United States and blunt the consequences of a dire public health dilemma.</p> Michael Clark Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/867 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Impact of $15/hour minimum wage on Pennsylvania’s DSP workforce crisis https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/703 <p>Data collected during the 2019 Pennsylvania survey of Direct Support Professional wages were used to estimate the impact of an imposed $15/hour minimum wage.&nbsp;&nbsp; It was estimated that the imposition of this increased rate would be in excess of $200 million per year.&nbsp;&nbsp; It was hypothesized that provider agencies would support the increase because it might lessen the workforce crisis.&nbsp; Concern was raised that there was no visible means with which to fund this wage increase.</p> Scott Spreat Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/703 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Improving Outcomes for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care to Adulthood: https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/730 <p>Transitioning to adulthood is a daunting challenge for young people and can be a frightening time for young adults exiting the foster care system. Short-term and long-term outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care remain poor, when compared with all youth. These poor outcomes translate directly into lack of sustainable employment and contributing to the tax base, and increased use of public benefits. Housing instability has been identified as one of the major barriers to improving outcomes for this population. Extending services beyond age 18 when youth typically exit foster care is a critically important strategy for improving outcomes for youth. While many states have extended foster care services, funding streams are not set up to offer all the supports needed, including housing supports. To address this problem, Tabor Children’s Services has developed an innovative program model which improves supports for youth, and recommendations for using existing federal funding to promote housing stability.</p> Rosaleen Holohan, Dawn Mott Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/730 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Community Behavioral Health: Leading the Way in Cross Systems Integration https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/722 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0in 0.5in; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: #212529; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">Community Behavioral Health (CBH) is a non-profit 501c (3) corporation contracted by the City of Philadelphia to manage the delivery of behavioral health services for Medicaid recipients of Philadelphia County.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">CBH believes that integration of care is, at its essence, a person-centered approach to care that considers not only the individual&rsquo;s precipitating need but also the social determinants of health that impact on the individual or family. To achieve this, coordination, across systems and service providers, is critical. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>This will review the various systems level partnerships that we have achieved in Philadelphia, why integrated care is a preferrable model and what some of the key ingredients to a strong partnership include. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Donna E.M. Bailey, Katie Dunphy Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/722 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Community Based Living As A Tool For Better Health Outcomes For The I/DD Population https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/717 <p>Community-based group home models with high staff to individual ratios provide adaptable and replicable treatment options for individuals who have an intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) along with a medical condition that requires daily nursing.&nbsp; The combination of specialized staffing, positive and open environments, and flexible interventions leads to both positive health outcomes and quality of life.&nbsp; Maintaining community-based living helps improve opportunity to meet both basic and enhanced needs and to provide high quality social determinants of care.&nbsp;</p> Marge Conner-Levin Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/717 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Imprisonment of People with Intellectual Disability https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/731 <p>The overrepresentation of people with intellectual disability among the prison and jail populations is reviewed.&nbsp; Possible reasons for this overrepresentation are discussed.&nbsp; The development of a specialized intellectual disability/autism diversion court is suggested.</p> Tine Hansen-Turton, Elizabeth Hayden, Lori Plunkett, Scott Spreat Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/731 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Supporting Vulnerable Communities Through Rental Relief and Services https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/715 <p>When COVID-19 began to sweep across the country more than a year ago, the United States was already facing crisis-level housing affordability issues – particularly for lower income households. The lack of direct rent relief programs, coupled with an annual median household income nearly $40,000 less than homeowners, makes renters more vulnerable to economic downturns. As entire cities shut down, tens of millions of Americans lost their jobs, their source of income and in many cases, their ability to pay rent.&nbsp;Now is the time to be proactive and work toward developing long-term solutions to the housing crisis that is plaguing our country’s most vulnerable. This is why the TD Charitable Foundation is so excited to shed light on the innovative solutions proposed by 32 of its partners for communities from York County, ME to Miami, FL which will provide direct rent relief as well as access to services such as daycare referrals, employment counseling, assistance in obtaining access to healthcare and food aid.&nbsp;</p> Paige Carlson-Heim Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/715 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Together with Technology: Helping People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Maintain Community https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/718 <p>Cooking sessions, gardening, arts and crafts, music lessons—all activities the Merakey team provides through their Day Programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Merakey’s Day Program includes activities, classes, and supports designed to build and maintain skills that promote positive social behavior and interpersonal competence and to increase independence and personal choice. These services provide a sense of belonging and connection for participants and give people the freedom to be themselves with their friends. But when the world stopped a year ago with the pandemic, the Merakey team knew they needed a new plan. The Virtual Day Program enabled Merakey to continue to provide benefits and supports to the people they serve in a new way.</p> Sarah Threnhauser, Janet Harvilla, Robyn Cheskiewicz Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/718 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Behavioral Health: Innovation to Decreasing the Need for Hospitalization https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/716 <p>With the rising cost of healthcare, service providers are being challenged by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and other insurance providers to provide quality services that meet the needs of individuals and decrease rates of hospitalizations.&nbsp; Woods Services in Langhorne, Pennsylvania is introducing a behavioral health treatment models that serves individuals in outpatient clinics and in their homes, as needed, to avoid repeated hospitalizations.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Joseph Campbell, Ryan Garrison Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/716 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Thriving Through Transformation Creating and Sustaining Organizational Change in the Social Sector https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/875 <p>The leadership team of Woods Services, Inc. (Woods) is extremely excited to share its story of creating and sustaining transformational organizational change and the lessons it learned along the way through a book that will be released later this year. The book tells the true story about how this team successfully transformed a non-profit organization that was more than a century old, decades behind its peers, and confronted with multiple existential threats, into one of its industry’s leading service providers. This inspiring and instructive book provides practical guidance for how organizational leaders successfully lead and sustain change by highlighting best practices from the disciplines of business administration, organizational development and change management. Theoretical models and principles are brought to life through powerful real-life stories and case studies. Many of the organization’s source documents, including strategic directions and transformation plans, are provided as examples and tools. This article provides a sneak peek of some of what the book has to say on the topic of managing change.</p> Peter Shubiak Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/875 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Community-based Residential Treatment https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/732 <p>Legacy Treatment Services has designed an innovative small community-based out-of-home residential treatment program for youth who are experiencing severe emotional and behavioral struggles as a result of disruptive and traumatic childhood experiences. These experiences exacerbate already co-occurring issues such as psychiatric diagnosis or substance use disorders. The program aims to serve youth who require continued intensive psychiatric care in a highly staffed and supportive residential environment, which incorporates supports for the whole family, before they can transition home or to a less restrictive out-of-home placement. Over 80% of youth are able to successfully return home or to a less restrictive placement.</p> Roy Leitstein Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/732 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 How to Establish a Data Management Baseline within the Human Services Industry https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/714 <p>Growing data management capacity can be a real challenge in the human services field. Most agencies have basic information, such as the number of clients served, number of communities supported, and number of partnerships. However, some organizations lack a cohesive way of collecting more detailed data, which leads to each program having different information or a lack of accurate information. Because there is a lack of industrywide standards when it comes to what data is important and how to collect it, KenCrest CEO and President Marian Baldini created a tool that human services organizations can use to determine their baseline and take their capacity to the next level. Baldini explains and shares the tool to chart an agency’s course.</p> Marian Baldini Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/714 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 The Social Symbolism of Mask Wearing during the Pandemic in the East Asian Community and their Intervention against COVID-19 Racism https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/669 <p>During the COVID-19 pandemic, racism against East Asians has been detected. The needs for intervention for racism is evident. The Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia (KAAGP) and Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation (PJMF) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, initiated mask masking and donation program to fight against racism while building the public health infrastructure within the broader community. The sustainability of these programs beyond the pandemic depends on the policymakers’ attention to culturally nuanced service delivery.</p> Sangeun Lee Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/669 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Implementation of a fall prevention protocol in a community with older adults in Bogotá, Colombia. https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/571 <p>Falls are a highly prevalent geriatric syndrome in older adults, generating a secondary increase in morbidity and mortality; that is why, in geriatric homes, the implementation of a fall prevention protocol is important. For the present study, a participatory intervention was carried out within a&nbsp; community of older adults in the city of Bogotá, Colombia, in a period of 4 months; In this way, the high prevalence of falls in the community and the lack of knowledge of the caregiver regarding the subject were identified, after which the individual risk of falls of the residents was classified, and against that, a plan was created of work whose objective was to train the health personnel of the geriatric home, in front of the primary prevention depending on the individual risk and the acute management of falls, by means of the creation of a protocol. The intervention showed a high prevalence of high risk of falls in the community, an improvement in the acquisition and application of the knowledge acquired during the trainings by the staff and an awareness of the entire community about the relevance of the subject. This participatory intervention shows the importance of having an individualized protocol on the prevention and acute management of falls in geriatric residences, as well as the need to have health personnel properly trained on the subject.</p> María Del Mar Moreno Gómez, Laura Acevedo Espitia, Juliana Izquierdo Polanco , Alejandro Lopez Gutierrez, Lina Avella Perez Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/571 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 A Science and Technology-based Solution to Malnutrition via complementary food innovation for the Filipino Kids https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/587 <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">In the Philippines, the malnutrition rate remains at a level that is considered as a public health problem. The Department of Science and Technology - Food and Nutrition Research Institute&rsquo;s (DOST-FNRI) 2018 Expanded National Nutrition Survey (ENNS) reported 25.5% of less than two-year old children were stunted, 15.0% were underweight, and 7.4% were wasted.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">With this as background, this article describes a social innovation for infants and young children and their mothers as a contribution in addressing the problem. The intervention has the components of complementary feeding for young children and nutrition education for their mothers and/or caregivers. The complementary foods are locally made and processed from rice, mungbean and sesame rich in protein and energy specifically for young children and nutrition education to educate the mothers on proper nutrition. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">The food technology and the nutrition intervention have been rolled-out nationwide and has proven to be effective as demonstrated in some field studies conducted both in normal and disaster conditions. As the innovation was adopted and implemented by various local government units in the country, the results were favorable in terms of improving the nutritional status of young children. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">The scaling-up of the innovation needs advocacy and an issuance of a policy memorandum for the adoption of the intervention by the Local Government Units and its institutionalization nationwide.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">The social innovation is envisioned to be sustained as part of the first 1000 days&rsquo; program of the government.</span></p> Julieta Dorado, Rowena Viajar, Emily Rongavilla, Marie Bugas Copyright (c) 2021 Social Innovations Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/587 Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700