Listen. Discover. Act.
Listening to the stories of people and organizations whose work and lives teach and inspire. Discovering insights from research. Weaving stories with discovery to build health and social policy action strategies.
History, context, data and the expertise of those with lived experience are all essential for understanding the root causes of and solutions to policy challenges. Some examples:
- Beyond Medicalization: Midwives & Maternity Care in America explores the roots of the rising rates of maternal mortality in the U.S.
- Reinvigorating and Reimagining the Pennsylvania WIC Program identifies best practices from around the U.S. for increasing WIC enrollment.
Strategic communications help to hone key organizational messages and to attract willing, able and worthy partners. Some examples:
- The 25th Anniversary of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation looks at an organization’s accomplishments through the eyes of its founders, key staff and volunteers.
- This Annual Report, Looking Back, Looking Forward, Anticipating and Advancing Health Reform, links key pieces of the Affordable Care Act with a foundation’s mission, goals and accomplishments.
Quantitative and qualitative analyses can shine a bright light on opportunities for repairing and improving systems of care. Some examples:
- Interviews and Focus Groups
- Case Studies
- Survey Development
- Environmental Scans and Needs Assessments
- Structural, Content & Copy Editing
- Development/Grant Writing
“In the knowing, we have a responsibility to do.”~ Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Acumen