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ADRC Baron

Building Program Resiliency

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The problem

ADRC-BRW nonprofit agency helps older adults and people with disabilities in the Barron, Rusk and Washburn counties of Northern Wisconsin. They focus on supporting clients to make the most of their own resources, stay as independent as possible and delay or prevent the need for potentially expensive long-term care.

What they did

Guided by SDV Team Issue Brief guidelines, the team determined that in order to address their problem, it was essential to restructure and streamline the components and processes of their health promotion programs. A core team of four volunteers worked on this project.

Enabling Sustainable Outcomes

The project team completed their self-directed work within 6 months with the following outcomes:
  • Developed manuals and toolkits for consistent and easily replicable program delivery.
  • Recruited and developed new databases of volunteers, community partners and program coordinators.
  • Planned and hosted five ‘beta’ programs to test and refine their new tools and processes.
  • Upon completion of its work, a team member volunteered to coordinate the newly minted Healthy Aging Program for ADRC on an ongoing basis.

What they said

“We accomplished what we set out to do. We appreciated the SDV Team structure, guidance and focus on tangible outcomes. The agency now has the tools and templates needed for coordination of health promotion programs. This responsibility has been taken off my plate by volunteers and I can focus on other strategic responsibilities.”

Peggy Schmidt, Health Promotion Specialist , ADRC

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ADRC Baron

Building Program Resiliency

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