Include This for a More Effective Community Health Improvement Plan

Community health assessments (CHAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) are great first steps to improving public health and wellbeing. Updated every 3-5 years, these reports outline and represent long-term, systematic efforts to address public health problems based on key health needs identified through comprehensive data collection and analysis (CDC, 2015). Both are particularly [...]

2018-03-08T12:07:36+00:00 By |Categories: Health|0 Comments

Public Health Accreditation – Our Little Secret to Conquering Domain 9

You Want to Get Accredited...So What's the Issue? Acquiring accreditation is a long process that requires a significant amount of time and resources. There are ways to ensure the process is smooth, allowing you to achieve accreditation as quickly as possible. If you're interested in increasing your efficiency, transparency, and accountability in the community, [...]

How to Build a Successful Scorecard for Your Program or Community

"What gets measured gets done."  -Michael LeBouef Scorecard (Noun): an organized set of performance measures, grouped according to various aspects of performance (Frost); (Noun) a report or indication of the status, condition, or success of something or someone (Merriam Webster). The use of Scorecards to support performance improvement efforts are important because they provide a [...]

2018-01-23T12:41:02+00:00 By |Categories: Clear Impact Scorecard, Resources|1 Comment

How to Plan a Results-Based Community Improvement Initiative

Planning is an essential component of any successful community initiative. There are many different ways to approach the planning process, but the best plans are results-based - they use data to guide decision-making. Using data to continually measure conditions of wellbeing allows communities to determine areas of need, focus resources and strategies on making [...]

2017-07-13T10:38:59+00:00 By |Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

90 Second Testimonial: RBA in Tarrant County, Texas

Too busy to read a lengthy testimonial? We could sit here and wax poetic about the benefits your organization could experience through the use of the Results-Based Accountability framework (and we often do). But sometimes, we (and probably you) don't have time for that! Instead, today we bring you a brief testimonial from our friends at the [...]

Your Data Deserves a Home! – The Value of Using an Online Scorecard

If you work in the public sector, your organization is probably engaging in some level of performance measurement. Good metrics help you gauge whether your services are performing efficiently and having the desired impact in the community. Performance metrics are great! But they’re not doing their job if they’re hard to organize, find, analyze, [...]

New Event: Racial Equity Workshop; Exploring Race, Racism, and Racial Disparities

You're invited! In the Racial Equity Workshop, participants interactively explore, over the course of two days, perspectives on race, racism, and racial and ethnic disparities. With a wealth of historical, economic, and other data, skilled facilitators foster thoughtful analysis and dialogue. Participants typically garner insights that are both profound and practical for understanding and [...]

2018-01-17T11:48:53+00:00 By |Categories: Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

You’re Invited! Results for Health Conference 2018

WNC Health Network and Clear Impact are co-hosting an exciting new event to highlight and support the innovation and collaboration taking place at the intersection of Results-Based Accountability™ and health improvement. This conference is for anyone committed to moving from “talk” to action in health improvement. Sessions are designed for those new to Results-Based AccountabilityTM, as [...]

2018-01-16T16:45:41+00:00 By |Categories: Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

New Grant Opportunity: 500 Cities Data Challenge – Putting Local Data to Work for Healthier Communities

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE The 500 Cities Data Challenge will fund projects (up to $1,000,000) that will connect work across sectors to improve health outcomes using the 500 Cities dataset. The goal of this competition is to encourage communities to dig into the 500 Cities data and design innovative solutions (or additional data analyses) which [...]

2017-11-20T17:03:58+00:00 By |Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Use Your Certification Badges

If you're reading this post, congratulations! You've most likely completed either the Results-Based Accountability Professional Certification or the Scorecard Certified Administrator training. Here are some answers to common FAQ(s) about using your Certification badge: Why should I share my badge? You should be very proud of your accomplishment and we commend you. Showing off your certification [...]

2017-11-30T17:23:20+00:00 By |Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Effective Communication: See Evil, Hear Evil, Speak Evil

Imagine that you came home from work to find your house on fire. Your neighbor walks over and tells you he saw the whole thing happen. But he didn’t pick up a fire extinguisher, contact you, or call the fire department. How would you feel? Angry? Frustrated? Disappointed? In communities all across the country, the [...]

2017-10-03T14:45:46+00:00 By |Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments