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“PerformWell offers the right tools for improving the chances of successfully reaching more youth and making a true impact with sex education programs,” said Patrick Lester, Vice President of Social Impact at Social Solutions.
BALTIMORE, MD June 12, 2012
PerformWell partners //www.socialsolutions.com/”>Social Solutions, the leading provider of performance management software for human and social services, and highly regarded research organizations Urban Institute and Child Trends are hosting an hour-long webinar on Thursday, June 21, from 3:00-4:00pm EDT. The topic is improving outcomes for sex education programs by using the resources available on //performwell.org/”>PerformWell, an online reference that provides research-based information, performance indicators, measurement techniques and questionnaires, and performance management strategies.
With the launch of PerformWell earlier this year, Child Trends, the Urban Institute and Social Solutions made available more than one hundred surveys/assessments, along with information to help nonprofits measure outcomes and improve service delivery.
“PerformWell offers the right tools for improving the chances of successfully reaching more youth and making a true impact with sex education programs,” said Patrick Lester, Vice President of Social Impact at Social Solutions. “Our intention is to showcase how PerformWell can bring the concept of performance management to life for any organization that runs these types of programs.”
Mary K. Winkler, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
Adam Tenner, Executive Director, Metro Teen AIDS
Mary Terzian, Research Scientist, Child Trends
Ingvild Bjornvold, Director of Advocacy, Social Solutions
Patrick Lester, Vice President for Social Impact, Social Solutions
Mary K. Winkler will moderate this session featuring Adam Tenner who will share how Metro Teen AIDS manages performance in practice. Mary Terzian, Patrick Lester and Ingvild Bjornvold will discuss how others can make use of the tools available in PerformWell to follow in Metro Teen AIDS’ footsteps and become more performance driven and improve their likelihood of success in preventing teen pregnancy and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections.
This webinar marks the publication of new PerformWell content in the program area of sex education.
About the PerformWell partners:
The Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research and educational organization that examines the social, economic, and governance challenges facing the nation. It provides information, analyses, and perspectives to public and private decision makers to help them address these problems and strives to deepen citizens’ understanding of the issues and trade-offs that policy makers face. Since the 1970′s, the Urban Institute has been a pioneer in developing outcome and performance measures for the nonprofit and public sectors.
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development. We seek to improve the lives of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing it with the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including policy makers, program providers, foundations, and the media. Founded in 1979, Child Trends helps keep the nation focused on children and their needs by identifying emerging issues; evaluating important programs and policies; and providing data-driven, evidence-based guidance on policy and practice.
Social Solutions is the leading provider of performance management software for human services, connecting efforts to outcomes, people to social services, and service providers and communities to funders. The company’s Efforts to Outcomes (ETO™) software goes beyond case management, and enables public, private, and nonprofit organizations, such as Harlem Children’s Zone®, Catholic Charities, Annie E. Casey Foundation, HUD, and cities such as Boston and Hartford to collaborate, save time, and improve service quality and effectiveness. Thousands of service providers, collaboratives, funders, evaluators, and government organizations use ETO software as they work with over 4 million participants each day.
Article source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9595397.htm
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