APHSA Annual Report 2017

were used as tools to guide learning in each jurisdiction. The design of Phase II included a peer-to-peer learning community in which formal and informal communication and learning was encouraged within all four jurisdictions through webinars, SharePoint Discussion Board postings, and a learning event on how to utilize framing science to engage community partners. Bringing teams together in this virtual setting enables peer-to-peer learning, cross-agency collaboration and opportunities for broad-based decision-making on shared goals. Along with an OE Facilitator, each team is developing an in- depth implementation plan for a specific initiative with explicit outcome goals. Participants have begun to embed generative, solution-focused approaches to address the myriad of issues facing a given community or population. Ø Ø Webinars: in partnership with NSDTA launched the NSDTA Showcase Series, a series of webinars highlighting best practices and model programs relevant to organizational and staff development professionals. Ø Ø Member Engagement: launched the NSDTA- Connect community on LinkedIn to facilitate peer-to-peer collaboration amongst members. Ø Ø 2017 Affinity Group Education: the NSDTA Annual Conference brought together nearly 300 staff and development training professionals from across the country. The conference had a strong focus on technology and how innovation is improving training, development and staff retention. State and local agency program experts and industry thought leaders presented numerous interactive sessions showcasing how state and local agencies are implementing new, more efficient learning and training programs as well as how attendees can replicate these successful programs within their agencies.

Ø Ø Strengthen training on child abuse reporting and include more information on how child welfare works and the value-added resources that are available to families in crisis Ø Ø Establish a Nurse-Family Partnership Ø Ø Pursue data and information sharing solutions to support investigations and case management while protecting privacy Ø Ø Strengthen public/private inter-agency collaboration. CONNECT MEMBER ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING Ø Ø Member Engagement: supported by a grant from the Kresge Foundation, the OE team and the National Collaborative launched the Human Services Integration Institute. This virtual institute is designed to build capacity within organizations and community teams by positioning them to initiate, implement and monitor an integration change plan. The Institute consists of three phases (two of which began in 2017). Ø Ø Phase I – three webinars providing foundational information on the principles of integration, leadership needed to advance an integration agenda, how to develop and sustain strategic partnerships within the community needed to impact health and human services outcomes and how to understand the various data system analytics required for effective decision-making. Local, state and national guest speakers shared success stories, challenges and lessons learned and outlined their plans to implement an integration agenda. Ø Ø Phase II – this phase (on-going into 2018) supports four jurisdictions: Franklin County (OH), Chippewa County (WI), Monterey County (CA) and the state of Minnesota were selected through an application process highlighting their organizational and system readiness. Each jurisdiction’s team is made up of local, state and community partners that defined their integration agenda’s desired future state and developed and implemented an assessment or means to gather information based on their desired future state. APHSA’s Organizational Effectiveness Readiness Assessment and the National Collaborative’s Integration Assessment and Maturity Model


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