Mendocino County Oral Health: Asset Mapping

With grant funding from Proposition 56, Mendocino County is developing a local oral health community improvement plan, which involves a comprehensive oral health needs assessment including the identification of needs and assets in the community. Asset mapping can often be a resource intensive process, and sometimes requires costly software that may not be feasible to…

US Philanthropy Investments in Administrative Data: Research and Interview Report

Administrative data can be a powerful tool for improving the lives of vulnerable children and families. This data, which is collected by public agencies as part of providing services, presents unique and often untapped opportunities for those funding and working in the social sector. Integrating administrative data sets across agencies can improve social sector policies and…

San Mateo County Foster Visitation Kits

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA leveraged our extensive expertise in early childhood development to help First 5 San Mateo County and the San Mateo County Human Services Agency (HSA) implement a strategy to dramatically improve foster children’s experiences and support their development during supervised visits.   THE BACKGROUND Each year in California, thousands of children are…

San Mateo County Human Services Agency Strategic Planning

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA helped the San Mateo County Human Services Agency leadership team develop a visionary strategic plan that responded to the unique needs and priorities of the agency and its clients.   THE BACKGROUND The San Mateo County Human Services Agency offers a wide range of services to support families and individuals, to…

Sonoma County Oral Health Network Facilitation & System Development

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA provided strategic consultation and facilitation services to support the design and development of a collective impact initiative focused on strengthening Sonoma County’s fragmented dental health system.   THE BACKGROUND In an effort to improve dental health in Sonoma County, the Dental Health Program of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services…

San Mateo County Human Services Agency Branch Strategic Planning

THE BIG PICTURE Following the successful development of the San Mateo County Human Services Agency’s strategic plan, VIVA supported the Agency’s branches in the development of branch-level plans that help foster a holistic approach to providing services. THE BACKGROUND VIVA previously led the Agency in the development of a five-year strategic plan that tied to…

Sonoma County Triple P – Stay Positive Campaign: Strategic Communications and Advertising Management

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA developed a strategic communications plan and managed advertising production and purchasing for Sonoma County’s Triple P – Stay Positive campaign, which reached over 412,000 people throughout the county and resulted in raised awareness of healthy parenting behaviors.   THE BACKGROUND The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is an international, evidence-based…

Sonoma County Triple P – Stay Positive Campaign: Capacity Building and Advocacy

THE BIG PICTURE To support a campaign to de-stigmatize seeking parenting help, VIVA developed responsive strategies to build Sonoma County’s capacity to provide Triple P services to all families in need. Over the course of the three year campaign, 71 Triple P providers were registered on the Triple P provider website, and 8 provider events…