Needs and Challenges
In the NCSC 2017 survey, which is reported on in this report, respondents were asked to select the most valuable aspects of the Summit or the Call to Action publication that they applied to their program in the past 5 years. More than half of the jurisdictions stated that the most valuable aspects included a) the Summit workshops, Collaboration and information sharing with other jurisdictions at the Summit, and the Action Steps as detailed in the National Call to Action. (Fig. Q43.) This response shows how necessary all three components of the Summit and the publication were working in tandem to effectuate the greatest impact.
Also, over 40% of jurisdictions responded that collaboration and information sharing at the Summit was highly valuable. This is a reminder that while information sharing through online resources and other methods of electronic communication are valuable, it cannot replace in-person collaboration and information sharing. The Summit was so effective because it not only brought in experts in the field to present information, it brought together the key players from each state who are experts in their own right and had the power to implement changes.
Some survey respondents added comments regarding the impact of the Summit:
Jurisdictions also provided comments on the Call to Action and in particular the Action Steps:
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