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HFL to Host Results Based Accountability Sessions for Community Organizations

June 29, 2017 | Grants

The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) invites local organizations to participate in sessions about Results-Based Accountability™ (RBA™) on Thursday, July 20 from 8-10am or 2-4pm. RBA™ is a disciplined way of thinking and acting to improve entrenched and complex social problems. Communities use it to improve the lives of children, youth, families, adults. This method is also used by organizations to improve the effectiveness of their programs.

HFL is dedicated to empowering our residents to live healthy and well in and around La Porte to become one of Indiana’s top 10 healthiest communities by 2030. A healthy community is a population-level result that HFL can only achieve in close collaboration with partners across the community working in alignment using powerful strategies.

RBA™ starts with the ENDS in mind, and works backwards to MEANS. The approach focuses on the community-level conditions of well-being that leaders are agreeing to be accountable for achieving, and then uses common sense steps to organize collective action to make a positive impact.

As a result of participating in the session, prospective grantees will be able to articulate appropriate performance measures in their applications, and will understand the relationship between the result(s) they want to achieve with their programs and services and the community-level results that HFL and other leaders are striving to achieve.

These sessions will be facilitated by Community Solutions, Inc., an Indianapolis-based community development consulting firm that is assisting HFL in building capacity to improve the health of our community. To learn more about this capacity building opportunity or to RSVP to attend on behalf of an organization, visit hflaporte.org/grants-healthy-partners/.

The RBA™ framework is the first of many capacity building opportunities that will be brought to the community through HFL’s Healthy Partners grants. These grants strive to strengthen and grow the knowledge, infrastructure, management and governance of local organizations to increase their impact on the La Porte community.

For more information about RBA™, visit clearimpact.com/results-based-accountability/. For more information about Community Solutions, visit communitysolutionsinc.net/.