Measuring Advocacy for Policy Change meeting on Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) 0:00 Schlangen described advocacy in relation to health access and overall improved health. She reviewed M&E components for service and advocacy, noting that short and long term benefits vary as it relates to capacity, resources and time frame. She ended her overview with a suggested matrix for M&E for respectful care. Q&A for Schlangen began at 18:00. Rowland, at 25:45, illustrated the importance of developing a Theory of Change to achieve a collective vision and shared framework. She described the need for improved and strengthened alliances, organizational capacity, and varied bases of support, noting that progress and momentum happens in the middle (not bottom-up or top-down). Q&A for Rowland began at 44:10. At 1:03:00 Levine showed the importance of measurement as it can show how short term actions make long-term change. She described how it is hard to measure changes (via inputs like # of meetings), harder to measure “will” (via political interests/speeches), and hardest to measure action. At 1:17:00 Q & A with Schlangen and Levine resolved questions around the importance of top-down initiatives to bring about change, and how it is hard to measure attribution and contribution of any change. Watermelons and Seeds: Lessons from Evaluating Advocacy for Reproductive Health/ Rights Rhonda Schlangen , Independent Evaluation Consultant Presentation: http://www.mhtf.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2013/10/Schlangen.pdf The power of interim measures on the way to big scale change Paula Rowland, Organizational Research Service/ IMPACT Presentation: http://www.mhtf.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2013/10/Rowland.pdf Use of measurement: Effective strategies Carlisle Levine, BLE Solutions Presentation: http://www.mhtf.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2013/10/Levine.pdf October 21-22, 2013 For more information, please visit: http://maternalhealthtaskforce.org/respectful-care-meetings/measuring-advocacy-for-policy-change+ More details
Measuring Advocacy for Policy Change meeting on Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) Southwell, at 0:00 (minutes: seconds), described measurement challenges and outcomes, giving the equation: message broadcast+audience engagement = outcomes. He described the challenges in measuring indirect exposure and intention, as well as the importance of using longitudinal designs and evaluations of communities (not individuals) when measuring outcomes. At 16:00 Chopra reflected on UNICEF's advocacy work (and the UNICEF advocacy toolkit) and how small gains are built upon past successes. He urged participants to present data by numbers, not rates, and to ensure partnerships to build capacity for advocacy and accountability. Q&A at 33:30 raised discussion on behavioral willingness and its translation into action, the audience of the movement, generalizing RMC as a large-scale problem, and the importance of women as advocates for themselves. The case of tobacco Measuring exposure and intention:Complications, considerations, and opportunities Brian Southwell, RTI Presentation: http://www.mhtf.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2013/10/Southwell.pdf The case of child health Mickey Chopra, UNICEF Presentation: http://www.mhtf.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2013/10/Chopra.pdf October 21-22, 2013 For more information, please visit: http://maternalhealthtaskforce.org/respectful-care-meetings/measuring-advocacy-for-policy-change+ More details
Measuring Advocacy for Policy Change meeting on Respectful Maternity Care This plenary session comprised of an opening, overview and keynote speech. At 00:00 (minutes:seconds) representatives from the Maternal Health Task Force, USAID and TRAction gave a opening welcome and reviewed the goals and objectives of the meeting. Stanton, at 19:00 led a session on the overview of respectful maternity care (RMC) noting that the importance of disrespect and abuse should not be lost in the more positive RMC message, and that behavior change will be difficult as it's often based on discrimination. At 30:00 the White Ribbon Alliance video scheduled to play was omitted. Thurman, at 33:30 provided the keynote speech, focusing on the advocacy efforts of the HIV/AIDS movement in the United States. She discussed the elements to create change, including advocacy, social marketing and activism. Thurman urged participants to seize unplanned moments and opportunities for change, noting that behavior change is hard and information alone is not enough to make a difference. At 1:13:30 a question and answer period began, reviewing issues of the use of numbers and statistics in messaging, accountability, compelling messages and images, and coalition building. Overview of respectful maternity care Mary Ellen Stanton, USAID HIV and AIDS: Domestic and global efforts and scale up Sandy Thurman, Emory University Presentation: http://www.mhtf.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2013/10/Thurman.pdf Q and A and Discussion Sandy Thurman, Jim Sherry, USAID TRAction and Ana Langer, MHTF October 21-22, 2013 For more information, please visit: http://maternalhealthtaskforce.org/respectful-care-meetings/measuring-advocacy-for-policy-change+ More details
In May 2013, the world crossed a symbolic threshold when observed concentrations of the main atmosphere-warming greenhouse gas, CO2, exceeded 400 parts per million for the first time. Understanding where the world stands in relation to its low-carbon and climate-resilient investment goals is a more urgent task than ever. For more information, visit www.FinanceLandscape.org+ More details
Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator at the Administration for Community Living (ACL), describes what she hopes will happen as a result of the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families, a five year project with the goal of identifying and implementing policies and practices that will serve as a national framework for states to use to support families with members with I/DD across the lifespan. More at supportstofamilies.org.+ More details
Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator at the Administration for Community Living (ACL), tells why supporting families of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities is important. More at supportstofamilies.org.+ More details
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Recorded at the Global Data Protection workshop in Seattle's Space Needle building on September 16, 2013 as part of the 4th annual Privacy Identity Innovation conference (pii2013) Speakers include: • Moderator: Craig Spiezle, Founder and Executive Director, Online Trust Alliance • Justin Brookman, Director of Project on Consumer Privacy, CDT • Julie Mayer, Consumer Protection Attorney, FTC • Kathy Poplin, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T • Katie Ratté, Assistant General Counsel, The Walt Disney Company For more information on the conference, visit PrivacyIdentityInnovation.com.+ More details
Recorded at the Global Data Protection workshop in Seattle's Space Needle building on September 16, 2013 as part of the 4th annual Privacy Identity Innovation conference (pii2013) Speakers include: • Moderator: Declan McCullagh, Chief Political Correspondent, News.com • Todd Hinnen, Partner, Perkins Coie • Françoise Gilbert, Managing Attorney, IT Law Group For more information on the conference, visit PrivacyIdentityInnovation.com.+ More details
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