Fresh Ideas grantee presentations

Access HealthColumbus – Community Solutions to improving the health of employed immigrants in Columbus, Ohio

Baltimore Medical System Inc. – Establishing a collaboration with Head Start to increase use of mental health services for recent immigrant families in Baltimore

Center for Children’s Advocacy – Expanding legal advocacy to increase the access of immigrant and refugee children to education and health services in Hartford, Connecticut

Center for New Community – A community and faith-based approach to improving social services in immigrant-dense rural communities

Creative Interventions – Developing and implementing a community-based intervention model for domestic violence among immigrants and refugees

Lincoln Literacy Council – Improving health for low English proficiency patients through health literacy training in Lincoln, Nebraska

Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York City – Health and safety education and services and advocacy training for immigrant restaurant workers in New York City

State of Georgia Department of Human Resources – Implementing a domestic violence intervention program for refugee men in Georgia communities

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – Identifying communication challenges and gaps in services for Mayans in Florida and developing a toolkit to assist providers

Speaker presentations and handouts

How to Work Optimally with Your Board
Scott Wimer, Principal, Wimer Associates

Working effectively with a board is a concern for many organizations. This presentation revisits the characteristics of a good board, summarizes how to optimally develop a board, and also provides strategies on how to address issues with a board.
Handout: Decision Making Matrix

Knowing How to Make “The Ask”
Aurea Montes-Rodriguez, Senior Director of Strategic Projects for Community Coalition, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

To become an effective fund-raiser, we need to understand who gives and why. This presentation summarizes key research on giving and uses that information to provide on fundraising and resource development.
Handout: The Fine Art of Asking for the Gift

Living the Message
Mark Marosits, Principal, Seth Klukoff, Senior Consultant, & Finnbar O’Sullivan, Consultant, Worldways Social Marketing

A how-to on putting a communications strategy in action, including shaping messages and building connections to key audiences.

Program Evaluation 101
Leticia Peguero, National Urban Fellow & Ayorkor Gaba, PsyM, Health Group Intern, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Measuring changes in behavior, attitude, knowledge, or whatever we hope to modify through our interventions, requires basic evaluation skills. This presentation reviews the Theory of Change and how to develop outcomes that are realistic, attainable and relevant to the intervention.
Handouts: Logic Model, Pathway Map, Five Important Questions

Program Evaluation 201
Clea McNeely, DrPH, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Center for Adolescent Health, Johns Hopkins University

Now that we have learned the basics of evaluation, this presentation summarizes the “Evaluation Trap,” which can lead to wrong outcomes, and reviews the importance of using evidence-based practices and fidelity in program implementation.

The Intersection of Language, Culture and Mental Health: Considerations for Training in Mental Health Interpreting
Joy Connell, Senior Associate for Cross Cultural Consultation and Training, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Massachusetts State Department of Mental Health

This presentation examines the meaning of mental health interpretation and how if differs from other interpreting. It also considers the role culture plays in mental health.

Additional Resources

Center for Multicultural Human Services

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training
Holland & Knight
What Happens When I go to Immigration Court?

International Medical Interpreters Association

Minnesota Department of Health Immigrant Health Task Force

National Council on Interpreting in Health Care

National Immigration Law Center
Guide to Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs

National Immigration Project
Community Resource Kit

Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit
Working with Interpreters: Guidelines for Mental Health Professionals

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Worldways Social Marketing