The purpose of the Government Efficiency & Effectiveness initiative is to strengthen collaboration between the county’s major public health and social service systems, and the effectiveness of services they finance or deliver. To fulfill this purpose, this initiative will facilitate the development and implementation by various county agencies and non-profit service providers of a system that links providers in multiple organizations and specialties. These links will help create efficiencies, time and cost savings for both referral initiators and responders, thereby improving the quality of client and patient care. In addition, this initiative will promote increased accountability by the three levy-funded agencies (Summit County Children Services, Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, and the Summit County Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board). This purpose will be accomplished by providing increased support for the SSAB’s Budget and Levy Review Committee.