Actually Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy with Long-Term Impacts E V E LY N W H I T M E R WITH C H A R L O T T E TAY LO R RHEGAN DERFUS E
E E EVENTS PROGRAMS SUSTAINABILITY PSES
IMPACT Breaking Apart Buzz Phrases R Events R Progra
ms R Policy Changes LITTLE P AND BIG P POLICY R Systems Changes O R G A N I Z AT I O N S , I N S T I T U T I O N S , A N D N E T W O R K S
R Environments Changes ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, OR PHYSICAL R Policy, systems and environmental change approaches seek to go beyond programming and into the systems that create the structures in which we work, live and play. These approaches often work
handinhandininhandhand where, for example, an environmental change may be furthered by a policy or system change. Similarly a policy could be put in place that results in additional environmental changes. The process is not linear. Source: Healthtrust.org R Short
Medium Goals and Outcom es Long Term E Outcomes
What results for individuals, families, communities SHORT-Learning Changes in MEDIUM-Action LONG-Conditions Changes in Changes in Awareness
Behavior Conditions Knowledge Decision-making Social (well-being) Attitudes
Policies Health Skills Social Action Economic Opinion
Civic Aspirations Environmental Motivation Behavioral intent Chain of outcomes (University of Wisconsin-Extension, Program Development and Evaluation (Logic Model), Retrieved Aug-2019) E
PSEs: REAL WORLD EXAMPLES C PSEs: REAL WORLD EXAMPLES C BREAK
GEARING UP FOR PSE CHANGE Is your community ready? Outreach vs. Engagement Outreach Doing things FOR the community.
Using us and them Engagement Doing things WITH the community. Turning us and them into all of us together. 1. Inform: provide information LEVEL OF OUTREACH = LEVEL OF COMMITTMENT
2. Consult: offer opportunities 3. Involve: allow influence on the decision 4. Collaborate: partner on options and decisions 5. Empower: implement communitys will Assess your community for the following:
ENGAGE WITH YOUR COMMUNI TY Current needs and conditions what are some areas of concern Assets focus on the positive and build from it Opinions and Values can be your stepping stones or the weight that holds you back
Readiness to Change You can lead a horse to water, but you cant make it drink. WHY? Why should you take the time to systematically seek out information about and from the community? WHY?
Why should you take the time to systematically seek out information about and from the community? To make decisions in the best way possible to achieve the goals of your work. To gain buy-in/cooperation from the community. KNOW YOUR SCOPE
1 2 3 Identify Team Learn and adjust
Identify your scope no right or wrong answers Team approach involve partners from multiple sectors and settings Learn and adjust as you go Continually gather information about current conditions
TOOLS COMMUNITY FORUMS/ME ETINGS SURVEYS FOCUS GROUPS STRATEGIC
PLANNING INTERVIEWS CREATE A A GOAL STATEMENT PHOTOVOICE IDENTIFY CHAMPIONS
ONE-ONONES Questions to Ask: Moving Forward to Bigger and Better
Is this help helping? Is this meeting community needs? Who will benefit from this? What are the potential
consequences of this? What is the impact? Who is being left out? What are the short-medium-long term goals? What will data collection present? Is this sustainable? ACTIVITY TO PUT IDEAS INTO
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