FY2019 ANNUAL PLAN

Spalding County Collaborative Authority for Families and Children, Inc.
Spalding County
FY19 Annual Plan
July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2019

 

Governance Type:  Quasi-governmental body

Collaborative Functional Type:  Partner Engagement

Collaborative Description and Activities to Strengthen Effectiveness:  Our Family Connection collaborative serves as the local decision-making body, bringing community partners together to assess, plan, implement and evaluate strategies to improve the well-being and health conditions of families through a collaborative system of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual supports. Spalding Collaborative connects partners and community organizations to respond to Community needs and links people with community resources. Spalding Collaborative builds community capacity by facilitating the sharing of data and resources. This year, the Collaborative will focus efforts where there is community readiness for change and social capitol to produce change for a common good and less on time-intensive projects and/or activities except where there is a stakeholder champion.

 

Desired Outcome: Improved early childhood health and development (0-5 years)

Strategy:  Spalding County Family Connection Collaborative will strategically engage partners to provide education and support to improve birth outcomes for healthy babies.

Child and Family Indicators:

Indicator Data Source
Low-birthweight babies [HC11] Georgia Kids Count
Infant mortality (per 1,000) [HC8] Georgia Kids Count
Children, birth through 4, enrolled in the WIC program [HC3] Georgia Kids Count

 

Activities:

Activity Type Activity Name Description Target Group
Systems Change Centering Pregnancy Establish OB/GYN services at local FQHC and implement Centering Pregnancy Griffin OB/GYN, WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital, Southside Medical Center FQHC/Hope Health Clinic
Collaborative Development Infant Mortality Support capacity and coalition building activities to address infant mortality among organizations across Georgia’s perinatal region 4. Organizations serving women of childbearing age
Family Engagement Early childhood development Convene key stakeholders to develop a plan with family representatives for effective family engagement Childcare centers, pre-K, K-3, families with children 0-8 years
Results Accountability Healthy Children Strategy Team Stakeholder team meets monthly to assess need, develop/monitor implementation of strategic plan, review data, evaluate efficiency, quality, cost effectiveness, sustainability, outcomes, recommends change when needed WellStar SRH, G/S Schools, Spalding Health Dept, Spalding WIC, Southside Medical Center/Hope Health Clinic, Flint River Regional Library
Sustainability New Parent Care Packs Seek and/or contribute resources needed to continue LBW prevention strategy Healthy Children Strategy Team
Communications Social Media Promote use of website among partners and public complete with articles, events, calendars, governing documents, data, evaluation reports, annual reports, links, etc., including quarterly LBWP newsletter; utilize other social media to reach target audiences Collaborative members, community partners and general public

 

 

 

 

Programs & Services:

Program/Service Name Description Target Group Lead Implementing Partner Collaborative Responsibility
Little Free Libraries Erect and maintain libraries across the community with free books Children Local businessman and vice chair of Collaborative Fiscal agent and governance
New Parent Care Packs Resource bags disseminated by public health nurse upon confirmation of pregnancy Pregnant women Spalding County Health Department HCST convener and facilitator
New Parent Care Packs Resource bags are disseminated by hospital nurses to moms after delivery New moms WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital HCST convener and facilitator
Centering Prenancy Evidence-based group prenatal care program Pregnant women Southside Medical Center / Hope Health Clinic Promote and support establishment of OB/GYN services and implementation of Centering Pregnancy
Farmers Market Women, infants and children nutritional services Pregnant and nursing moms and children 0-5 years Spading County WIC Promote and support strategies to increase WIC participation and utilization rates
Low Birthweight and Infant Mortality Pinwheels for Prevention awareness campaign, Safe Sleep Floor Talkers General public, infant and child caregivers WellStar Regional Hospital HCST convener and facilitator

 

 

 

To Document and Monitor Progress:

Data Source Responsible Party Frequency of Collection Notes
Meeting minutes HCST recorder monthly Includes attendee names and organization they represent; each champion’s report summarized or attached
Reports Activity Champion monthly Existing data collection tools for each activity
Sign-in sheets HCST recorder monthly Includes name, organization, and contact information for each attendee
Georgia Kids Count Spalding Collaborative annually and as needed Low birthweight babies, infant mortality (per 1,000), children (0-4 yr) enrolled in WIC program
LBW Database Spalding Collaborative monthly and/or as needed Work with community stakeholders and GA FCP LBW cohort evaluator to collect, enter and analyze data

 

 

 

 

Desired Outcome: Improved school success (6-24 years)

Strategy:  Spalding County Family Connection will strategically engage partners to provide education, programs, activities and services to support a comprehensive youth development system with a positive approach for youth at greater risk of not completing school on time.

Child and Family Indicators:

Indicator Data Source
Students who graduate from high school on time [CS5] Georgia Kids Count
3rd grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones ELA assessment [CS8b] Georgia Kids Count

 

Activities:

Activity Type Activity Name Description Target Group
Systems Change Backpack Buddies Integrate Backpack Food for Kids and school-based Mentoring Program to expand throughout the summer months with mentors delivering food to the student at their home and to engage with the family. BPFFK & Mentoring coordinators
Family Engagement Parent Engagement Empower parents of mentees to be more involved with their child(ren) Parents of mentees
Results Accountability Evaluation Collect qualitative and anecdotal information Teachers, administrator and mentors
Results Accountability Monitoring HYST meetings to review progress and implementation of school-based mentor program Healthy Youth Strategy Team
Results Accountability Focused Target Use CLIX calculator to determine the number of students needed to move this indicator based on the school system’s goals and timelines; strategize accordingly. Griffin Spalding County School System
Communications 30 Mentors in 30 Days Campaign to recruit, train and vet new volunteer mentors Volunteer community members

 

 

 

 

 

Programs & Services:

Program/Service Name Description Target Group Lead Implementing Partner Collaborative Responsibility
Mentor Program School-based one-on-one adult to student mentoring k-5 to 12 students at highest risk of not completing school on time Griffin-Spalding County Schools Fiscal agent
Mentor Training Mentor orientation, training, background checks and Stewards of Children sexual assault prevention training for all mentor candidates Caring adults interested to volunteer as a mentor for a minimum of 1 year, but encouraged until graduation Griffin-Spalding County School System Fiscal agent
Mentor After Hours Network support system for mentors Mentors Griffin-Spalding County School System Convener, host

To Document and Monitor Progress:

Data Source Responsible Party Frequency of Collection Notes
Meeting minutes HYST recorder monthly includes name, organization represented, reports summarized or attached
Sign-in sheet HYST recorder monthly name, organization, contact info
Program activity reports Program champion monthly
Qualitative and anecdotal information Griffin-Spaldng County Schools annually
Georgia Kids Count Spalding Collaborative annually and as needed Students who graduate on time