Abstract: Evaluators are increasingly being asked to examine complex and dynamic social and environmental change initiatives that call for equally dynamic approaches to evaluation. Developmental evaluation offers new ways to think about and approach evaluation to support and accommodate emergent...
- 12 Strategies Collaboration Equity-focused Environmental and Policy Change Multi-field Partnerships CONVERGENCE 14 National Policy Initiatives Built Environment Federal Transportation Reauthorization Access to Healthy Foods National Healthy Food Financing Initiative Farmers’ market access for SNAP recipients Influencing the 2012 Farm Bill Federal Policy Advocacy Health Reform Communities Putting Prevention to Work Sustainable Communities Healthy People 2020 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Community Transformation Grants 15 15 Building the Field Locally and Regionally Field Building Innovation Fund Regional Convergence Violence Prevention-Healthy Eating Active Living Project 16 16 17 17 Innovation Fund Goals Support foundations to shift grantmaking towards policy and environmental change strategies targeting health and equity; Create local and sustainable resources for promising, innovative strategies to build healthy, equitable communities; Promote multi-field partnerships on the ground, and; Support partnership among foundations. 18 18 Regional Convergence Goals Build new connections, leadership and capacity Help practitioners, advocates, foundations and communities maximize their efforts Stimulate resources for issues of local concern Increase possibilities and momentum for comprehensive policy change Expand capacity for equity 19 Regional Convergence Structure 20 Funder Funder Nonprofit Funder Funder Funder Funder Project Director Fiscal Agent National Model Colorado Model Michigan Model HPHP Investments & Activities HPHP Community Projects HPHP Investments & Activities Equity Economy Environment Funders Technical Advisors Statewide Constituency Groups Community Constituency Groups 20 One size doesn’t fit all. 21 Convergence Partnership Support Facilitate relationships across regions and with the national partnership Provide technical guidance and mentoring Help to identify, connect, and build momentum for policy change efforts Provide seed funding to support regional convergence planning and implementation activities 22 Tools Policy Briefs Promising Strategies for Creating Healthy Eating and Active Living Environments Recipes for Change: Healthy Food in Every Community Fostering Physical Activity for Children and Youth: Opportunities for a Lifetime of Health The Transportation Prescription: Bold New Ideas for Healthy, Equitable Transportation Reform 23 Communications and Evaluation Communications Strategic communications plan Message guide Online and in-person communications activities Internal & External Evaluations “The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts” Policy impacts Ongoing feedback loop 24 24 25 25 26 Evaluation is viewed as a critical element to show the impact of the Partnership in the field and in philanthropy