Build #QRIS2019 Recap

At this year’s Build #QRIS2019 Conference, we participated in some excellent sessions, delivered three presentations, spread the word about VIVA Goods, caught up with many familiar faces…and, of course, ate more than our share of beignets! Read our recap of #QRIS2019 below. We Can’t Stop Talking about a Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones Nikole Hannah-Jones sees her…

VIVA Summer Reading List

Did you know that summer reading programs began in the 1890s as a way to encourage school children, particularly those in urban areas, to read during their summer vacation? To keep the tradition alive, our staff shared their current favorites for our own VIVA summer reading list. So go ahead, dig your toes into the sand…

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…

Quality Matters Monterey County Communications

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA completed a QRIS Communications Plan for Monterey County, in order to provide a framework for QRIS communications and outreach moving forward. The information contained in the plan was intended to guide communications execution during QRIS implementation, while allowing flexibility to be responsive as specific needs, opportunities, or priorities emerged. THE BACKGROUND…

San Mateo County’s QRIS Communications Planning and Execution

THE BIG PICTURE When San Mateo County developed a Quality Rating and Improvement System, they enlisted the help of VIVA Strategy & Communications to ensure their efforts were underpinned by strong branding and strategic communications. THE BACKGROUND San Mateo County’s early learning system is a collaborative effort composed of San Mateo County Office of Education,…

Los Angeles County’s QRIS Cost Modeling

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA Strategy + Communications completed a cost model for Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) to support them in better understanding the cost of implementing their QRIS model and begin sustainability planning. THE BACKGROUND Los Angeles County has a long history of implementing quality improvement activities, including operating two different QRISs. With the…

Friday C.A.F.É. Branding and Communications

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA met the end-to-end communications needs of the San Mateo County Friday C.A.F.É. program by creating a new logo, an introductory presentation, and a suite of marketing collateral. Friday C.A.F.É. used these materials to attract and support professionals involved in enhancing family-school connections and engaging families in their children’s learning. THE BACKGROUND…