Lessons from the Field: Health Education Advocacy and Rural HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. EDT


Health education advocacy can be especially challenging for rural health providers due to lack of training, coordination and skills among clients (people living with HIV and AIDS), community volunteers, board members, and staff. Rural providers are often at a distinct disadvantage in developing and implementing health education advocacy projects because of large geographic service regions and disbursed populations. During this webinar, attendees will learn about a community-based HIV/AIDS agency was suddenly faced with massive funding reassignment, client disruption, staff lay-offs and potential agency closure.

SOPHE Strategic Plan: Building on a Framework for Coordination and Impact for Local, State, and National Agencies and Programs

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. EDT


Results-Based AccountabilityTM (RBA) is an action-oriented, data-based approach to improving lives of individuals within communities. It improves organizational performance of programs and services. In developing SOPHE’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, the strategic planning team drew from the concepts and tools of RBA to help focus the plan on achieving clear and measurable outcomes.

This webinar will

  • Provide an RBA overview and its use as a management tool for local, state, and national organizations/agencies
  • Demonstrate RBA’s use to inform an effective strategic planning process for local, state, and national organizations/agencies.

Participants will learn the skills needed to build their SOPHE operational plans for the year.