Collaborative Research

"Building the Bridge between Clinic and Community: Using Results-based Accountability to Help Improve Birth Outcomes"

The Culture of Results Initiative is co-presenting with our partners from Mothering Asheville and SistasCaring4Sistas at the All In Data for Health Conference. This presentation will provide an overview of how the Results-based Accountability (RBA) planning and evaluation framework was used to support the Mothering Asheville Movement over three years. The presenters will discuss and model the ways that RBA has helped advance Mothering Asheville efforts to plan strategically, evaluate impact, align community measures across partners, and communicate results effectively. Presenters will show how performance measures reflecting the work of community-based doulas, clinical shifts, and advocacy efforts are contributing to “turning the curve” on disparities in infant mortality rates in Buncombe County. The audience will learn about RBA tools and processes they can apply to their own work.

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View the full sample RBA Elevator Speech HERE

View the full Performance Measures Grid HERE.  

"Introduction to Results-based Accountability"

In May 2019, The NC Center for Health and Wellness partnered with the WNC Health Network and Results Work Consulting to provide an “Introduction to Results-based Accountability” training in three locations across the state. The trainings were arranged by the NC Department of Public Health and sponsored in part by the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation. Participants included health educators leading their community health assessments and improvement plans, direct service providers, administrators, systems strengtheners and others. Here are the slides and handouts from these trainings.

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The WNCHealthyImpact "My RBA Elevator Speech": Telling Your Story in a Compelling Way

WNC Healthy Impact handout for "My RBA Speech"

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RBA Framework: Common Language For Today

RBA Common Language Slide

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Performance Measures Grid

Performance Measure tool for RBA

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"Beyond Awareness: Raising Resilience in WNC"

ACE Training was presented to WNC Healthy Impact partners (hospitals, health departments, and community health organizations) to accompany the Adverse Childhood Experiences data collected as part of the Community Health Assessment 2018. It focuses on how we can implement interventions across various levels of a socio-ecological model to bring a trauma informed lens to community health improvement.

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"Maximize Your Health and Wellness: Health promotion on and off campus"

Jeanne Dairaghi, Healthy Aging NC Initiative of the NC Center for Health and Wellness, and Jordan Perry, Healthy Campus Initiative, partnered in February 2018 to provide a Brown Bag discussion on the UNC Asheville campus to discuss ways to support health and well-being on- and off-campus. Below is Jeanne's presentation that focuses on healthy aging research, evidence-based programs, and community resources.

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"The Joyful Complexity of Measuring Social Determinants of Health"

This presentation was provided to the NC Institute of Medicine Accountable Care Communities Task Force as they work to provide guidelines for communities across the state working to improve health and wellness. It provides an overview of how NC Center for Health and Wellness works to understand and address social determinants of health, the conditions that affect people where they live, learn, work, play and pray. We showcase several partnerships and approaches and provide some lessons learned and example measures.

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"Data as Storytelling: Using Data to Improve Program Quality"

This presentation was provided to attendees of the National Council on Aging Healthy Aging Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA in 2018. The presentation detailed how Healthy Aging NC collaborates with the state health department and hospitals to identify areas of the state facing the greatest burden of falls-related injuries and deaths to support evidence-based program implementation and growth. In addition, the presentation shares how Healthy Aging NC captures programmatic data on Results-Based Accountability scorecards to share with funders and support sustainability of efforts.

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"Communicating Resiliency"

Over the summer of 2018, Kenneth Roche produced this research as an intern with NCCHW in partnership with MAHEC. His project was to aid in producing a health communication campaign centered on raising awareness about trauma. This Powerpoint was presented to the Communicating Resiliency (CR) Advisory Group in order to prioritize the next steps and move the CR campaign forward. The Powerpoint contains information regarding state, regional, and local data and he is available to respond to any inquiries.

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"Getting Urban Kids in Nature: An Evaluation of the Kids in Parks TRACK Trail"

From 2014-2015, the NCCHW, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Foundation partnered to assess the use of Kids in Parks Trails in Charlotte, NC. Please see the attached poster for key findings about the effects of program promotion.

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"A Training Academy Model: Bringing CDSME to the Community and State"

North Carolina was invited to present at the National Council on Aging’s Annual Conference on Healthy Aging in Washington DC. This presentation was presented by Jeanne Dairaghi, NCCHW; Stephanie Stewart, Land of Sky AAA; with input from Angel Stoy, Centralina AAA.

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"Finding Focus in the Joyful Complexity"

This poster depicts methods and lessons learned in the partnership between the N.C. Center for Health and Wellness and Mothering Asheville to address health disparities and social determinants. It was presented at the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) National Conference and is a modified version of the full Joyful Complexity presentation linked below.

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