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…

Monterey QRIS Design and Early Learning System Building

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA helped Monterey County design its quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), strengthen its early learning capacity, and build an early learning system. THE BACKGROUND Quality rating and improvement systems are a key component of California’s early learning policy and funding. Without a QRIS in development, Monterey County found itself unable to…

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…

Quality Counts San Mateo QRIS Educator Kits

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA designed and coordinated the production of customized educator kits tailored to the specific needs of early educators joining Quality Counts, the San Mateo County Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). High-quality promotional items were curated into branded boxes with custom communications materials that welcomed providers to the program, directed them to…