The Desert Healthcare District has adopted Results-Based Accountability (RBA), a disciplined way of thinking and acting to improve entrenched and complex social problems, as our methodology for driving improvement. We want to know how well we and our partners are performing so we can improve the way we work. Using data to inform our activities and efforts helps ensure we are achieving the results that we want. It assists us in answering the questions, “How are our communities and clients better off” as a result of our efforts and funding.
The Desert Healthcare District actively uses performance data to improve the health of Coachella Valley residents. We embrace “Turn the Curve” thinking, which helps us make decisions about priorities and funding and drives continuous improvement for greater impact in organizations.
The Turn the Curve monitoring process is utilized to measure program progress in three key performance areas by answering these questions:
We use online scorecards to capture program-level impact from the community-based organizations we fund.
The Performance Scorecards are a tool to display data and to share the story of what the data means. The Scorecard framework is based on the Results Based Accountability model, which ties programmatic and funding work to our goals for improving the health of Coachella Valley residents.
Our Performance Scorecards are a method for us to monitor, share, and use data for improvement.
Martha's staff increased access to behavioral health services and resources to 100 children and their families and referred 20 children that were in need of behavioral and/or mental health services to local resources.
A Behavioral Health Analyst was added to the DSUSD mental health teams to provide consultation, coaching and collaboration to target negative behaviors impeding student's accessing the educational environment.
Two Licensed Clinical Social Workers were hired to provide mental health services for youth at their Mecca and Coachella clinic sites.
Funds awarded through grants, social services, and fiscal sponsorships
Total grants awarded