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StartStrong Innovates

StartStrong Innovates

Personalized Contingency Plan

Driver: Reduced Hardships - Timely, Valued Services that Reduce Hardships

What's Next for This Concept
We have been gathering information from all of our partners about how they support crisis prevention for their families.  We have also been searching for best practices in research and implementation from around the world.  What we are learning is that far too often, crisis prevention takes the shape of a check list and a phone number for a mother to call.  This is very one sided and we can see from the results of these methods they have not ended with better outcomes.

 Over the next 30 days, we will review research and best practices for shared decision making and self-management.  We believe that engaging moms in a discussion that she leads and reflects her values will produce better outcomes.  We also believe that this discussion must take place across time because circumstances change quickly.

We are looking to test discussion aids and planning mechanisms.  We test methods for helping mothers keep track of their plans.  We are now calling this ‘My Plan for Me.’

 Our goal in the next 90 days is to test a low resolution prototype with 10 mothers two times. In addition,  we will also be developing low resolution prototypes related to non-urgent ED visits and safety in order to test these with at least five moms living in the Avondale neighborhood

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Neighborhood Feast

June 6th, 2014 | First "Feast of Caring"

On June 6th, 2014, women, families, community leaders, and providers came together to host a BBQ-style neighborhood feast for themselves and a number of their peers. This event, titled 'Feast of Caring', was hosted by Gabriel's Place  and had 25 attendees.

What We Learned
Community members and providers loved the event! We learned that having the initial feast with different physicians and Avondale moms/dads helped with the engagement. Furthermore, pieces of the feast planning and recruitment could begin a movement of some sort. 

What's Next for This Concept
Our goal is to have another Feast of Caring by September 30th, 2014. We plan on inviting 40 people to the second event, including seven expecting moms from Avondale and five physician residents.