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On the Move Case Study

Client: On The Move (OTM)
Author: Deborah Meehan
Subject: immigration, health, emerging social sector leaders
Type of Service: case study
Date of Publication: 07/01/2013
Learning-Circle Partnerships and the Evaluation of a Boundary-Crossing Leadership Initiative in Health PDF file [download] [more info]

This article describes an initiative developed by The California Endowment (TCE) to explore how best to support leadership capacity development in low-income communities and communities of color to create health. TCE’s investment strategies were developed in response to growing disparities in health outcomes and a recognition that there would be little improvement in those disparities without effective, engaged, and connected leadership among underrepresented populations. With the changing demographics in California, TCE is committed to amplifying and aligning the voices of immigrant, youth, and ethnic communities so that they can more effectively influence the systems that affect the health quality of low-income communities and communities of color.

Authors: Claire Reinelt, Dianne Yamashiro-Omi, Deborah Meehan

Subjects: leadership, health

10/04/2010 - 09:21 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Natalia Castaneda

A Scan of Health Leadership Development Programs

Client: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Author: Tino DeVelde, Richard A. Couto, Pauline Vela, Janet Rechtman, Jamie Schenker, Elissa Perry, Deborah Meehan, Claire Reinelt, Bella Celnik
Subject: health
Type of Service: Scan
Date of Publication: 06/30/2005

A Scan of Health Leadership Development Programs for the Youth, Immigrant and Senior Communities of California

Client: The California Endowment
Author: Tino DeVelde, Pauline Vela, Jamie Schenker, Elissa Perry, Deborah Meehan, David Weaver (Change4Good Coaching and Consulting), Claire Reinelt, Bella Celnik
Subject: health
Type of Service: Scan
Date of Publication: 10/01/2005

Collaborating to Develop Community Focused Health Leadership


In March 2007, the Leadership Learning community (LLC) held a Health Leadership Learning Circle retreat near Napa, California. The retreat gathered 30 health leadership development funders, practitioners, and evaluators to share resources, tools, information and successful approaches to supporting, developing and connecting health leadership. Ginny Oehler and Tracy Patterson were both at the retreat. read more »


Greetings from Momentum 2008 put on by the Tides Center. The format this year is inspired by TED and is packed with inspirational folks. Stay tuned for missives from the gathering. In the meantime, checkout the conference site and its WiserEarth page.

Leadership and Sustaining Breakthrough Change

For anyone interested in creating and sustaining breakthrough change, you may want to read a fascinating article by Matthew Chin entitled Sustainability and the Second Law of Thermodynamics (September 2003). Matthew runs Operations Success Programs with the Primary Care Development Corporation, an organization that helps health centers and clinics form learning collaboratives to achieve and sustain transformational change in serving the poor, the uninsured, and the under-insured in New York City.

After years of implementing a highly successful organizational learning model in diverse health centers and clinics, he and his colleagues became interested in why clinics and health centers have a hard time sustaining the gains that they made. He discovered that leadership was critical to long-term success. read more »

Joint Meeting of Three LLC Circles on Sustaining Leadership Networks Microsoft Word file [download] [more info]

Three LLC circles (Sustaining Networks/Alumni, Social Media and Leadership, and Health Leadership) convened for a conference call and web-based meeting using the WebEx platform to discuss creating and sustaining leadership networks. Twenty people explored the following questions: 1) What forms of collaboration and network creation are we seeing in the leadership development arena? 2) What tools or processes do we find strengthen leadership networks? And 3), What are the biggest challenges to sustaining network participation? Please see the blog post about this event for even more information and a link to the recording of the session.

Authors: Odin Zackman, Elissa Perry, Claire Reinelt

Subjects: sustainable networks, social media, learning circle, health

02/05/2008 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 2 attachments - Posted by Elissa Perry

Leadership Matters: An Evaluation of Six Family Planning and Reproductive Health Leadership Programs PDF file [download] [more info]

This evaluation assesses the design, implementation and outcomes of six leadership development initiatives.

Authors: Deborah Meehan, Claire Reinelt, Kim Amman Howard, Cecilia Roddy, Pamela Putney

Subjects: evaluation, health, guides-tools-reports, theory of change, Packard, Gates, reproductive health

07/09/2007 - 17:49 - 0 comments - 2 attachments - Posted by Elissa Perry

One Story Many Voices: The Impact of Violence Prevention Programs PDF file [download] [more info]

This report describes the impact of the Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) on the participants and their work, contributions that VPI leadership programs have made to long-term systemic impact on reducing violence against youth, and lessons learned about specific leadership development approaches and emerging models of leadership for the field.

Authors: Deborah Meehan, Claire Reinelt, Kim Amman Howard, Jah'Shams Abdul-Mumin, Georgia Sorenson, Robert L. Williams

Subjects: evaluation, health, guides-tools-reports, violence prevention

07/09/2007 - 17:08 - 0 comments - 2 attachments - Posted by Elissa Perry

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