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How FirstMatch Works

FirstMatch uses an agency’s distinctive data set to create a predictive analytics tool individualized to their programming and their clients.
When a child’s information is entered into the provider’s unique FirstMatch tool, the intelligent application compares the characteristics and predictive factors of the referred child to the historical outcomes achieved by the agency’s programs that had the same or similar predictive factors. FirstMatch then generates a report, based upon the data, that recommends the most appropriate program available within the organization.
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Improved Clinical Outcomes

FirstMatch Impact

FirstMatch is the only tool of its kind that will predict the likelihood of a match between child and treatment program based upon a youth’s specific predictive factors and a provider’s clinical and outcomes data. This information not only provides a better likelihood of success for youth, but offers providers opportunity for growth in organizational capacity through competitive advantage, an increased return on investment and improved clinical outcomes.
  • Increases the number of youth who are accepted by a provider and are ultimately placed with that provider
  • Increases the number of clients in the program that align with the program’s target population
  • Increases Program Completion rates
  • Increases Remain-out-of-Care rates
  • Reduces amount of time youth is separated from their family
  • Reduces incidents commonly associated with an unsuccessful placement
  • Reduces the likelihood of a youth’s deeper involvement in the system
  • Provides a financial benefit, leading to long-term organizational sustainability
  • Prepares organizations for performance-based or evidence-based contracting
ongoing maintenance and technical support

Implementing FirstMatch

When a child care provider partners with FirstMatch, they receive a full complement of services, from implementation and start-up to ongoing maintenance and technical support.
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FirstMatch Report

FirstMatch provides child care organizations with the tools they need to generate more informed placement decisions.
Once a youth’s data is entered into FirstMatch, the tool produces a report for placement decision makers that reveals the likelihood that a youth will achieve the desired outcome within a particular program by measuring their predictive factors.
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Joni S. Schwager, Executive Director, Staunton Farm Foundation

As someone who has worked in the behavioral health field, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating consequences of youth not receiving adequate or appropriate services. Right now, kids are matched with the right program only 34% of the time.  FirstMatch offers a data-focused to solution to finding the right program for kids the very first time they enter care, leading to reduced trauma and more positive outcomes.  I truly believe that this platform has the potential to catalyze change throughout the child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health systems.

– Joni S. Schwager, Executive Director, Staunton Farm Foundation