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Appendix 4: Action Learning Collaborative

 
 
Table Of Contents
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Goal

Advise schools, school districts and communities on how to effectively develop, implement and evaluate school and district policies and programs that address childhood obesity in low-income minority schools.

Deliverables

Collect and share promising practices, policy recommendations, tools and advice for effectively implementing the USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge in low-income minority schools across the country; issue a report of findings drawn from content shared at inaugural meeting, lessons learned through implementation of the grant program, additional research, and ongoing input from advisory committee members; broadly disseminate and share findings with a variety of audiences and stakeholders including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and other federal agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

Timeline 2011

Year/Quarter

Dates

Activity

Actions/deliverables

2011, Quarter 2(April - June)

April 6 & 7

Action Learning Collaborative (ALC) inaugural meeting in Chicago

  • ALC is briefed on health disparities and their impact on student achievement in low-income, minority communities
  • ALC is briefed on USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge and implementation activities to date
  • Promising practices shared and documented
  • Knowledge gaps and research needs identified
  • ALC scope of work and timeline is reviewed and finalized
  • Small grant program and timeline reviewed

June 12

ALC Conference Call

  • Update on HealthierUS School Challenge implementation
  • Review RFP draft outline, deadline and dissemination plan.

June 22

ALC Report of Findings outline shared

  • OMH will send members a draft content outline for ALC Report of Findings

July 13

Comments due for ALC Report of Findings outline

  • Deadline for ALC members to submit comments on draft Report of Findings outline.

2011, Quarter 3(July- Sept.)

August 15

ALC Conference Call

  • Review final RFP; determine grant review process, protocols and member assignments
  • Mini grant review training
  • Update on ALC Report of Findings outline

Sept.1

RFP released

  • RFP released

2011, Quarter 4(Oct. - Dec.)

October 13

Grant application deadline

  • OMH receives grant applications

Oct.14 - 28

Technical review & summary report

  • OMH does step one review of grant applications to ensure that all technical requirements have been met and documents submitted
  • OMH prepares summary report

Oct. 28

Summary report & review assignments given to ALC

  • OMH distributes summary report of completed grant applications and gives ALC members their review assignments

Nov. 11

Grant reviews due to OMH

  • ALC members submit their grant reviews and recommendations to OMH

Nov. 18

All grant reviews shared with ALC members

  • OMH will distribute reviews and recommendations with ALC

Nov. 28

ALC Conference Call

  • Grantees determined

Dec. 1

Grantees notified

  • Grantees are notified by OMH and assigned ALC contacts

 

Timeline 2012

Year/Quarter

Dates

Activity

Actions/deliverables

2012, Quarter 1(Jan.- March)

Jan. 1

Grant funded projects begin

 

March 15 - 30

ALC members check in with assigned grantees & submit one page reports

  • ALC members check in with grantees to determine progress made, support needed
  • One page grantee check in reports submitted to OMH (by March 30)

2012, Quarter 2(April- June)

April 4

OMH distributes all grant reports to ALC

 

April 11

ALC Conference Call

  • Progress reports on small grants program discussed
  • Progress report on ALC Report of Findings reviewed/discussed
  • Update on HealthierUS School Challenge

May 30 - June 8

 

  • ALC members check in with grantees to determine progress made, support needed and plans for new school year

June 30

Grant reports due

  • Grantees submit mid-year progress report

2012, Quarter 3(July - Sept.)

July 9

Grant reports distributed to ALC

  • OMH distributes mid-year progress reports to ALC

July 18

ALC Conference Call

  • Progress reports on small grants program discussed
  • Grantee check in conversations and plans for next school year discussed
  • Update on HealthierUS School Challenge

Aug. 1

Draft ALC Report of Findings distributed to ALC

  • OMH distributes draft Report of Findings to ALC

Sept. 1

Feedback on draft Report of Findings

  • Deadline for ALC members to provide formal feedback on draft Report of Findings

Sept. 7

ALC Conference Call

  • Discussion/feedback on draft Report of Findings

2012, Quarter 4 (Oct. - Dec.)

Oct.1-12

ALC members check in with assigned grantees & submit one page reports

  • ALC members check in with grantees to determine progress made, support needed
  • One page grantee check in reports submitted to OMH (by October 19)

Nov.8

ALC Conference Call

  • Progress reports on small grants program discussed
  • Progress report on next draft of ALC Report of Findings reviewed/discussed
  • Update on HealthierUS School Challenge

Dec. 31

One-year grants conclude

 

 

Timeline 2013

Year/Quarter

Dates

Activity

Actions/deliverables

2013, Quarter 1(Jan. - March)

Jan. 31

Grant reports due

  • Grantees submit final reports

Feb. 8

Grant reports distributed to ALC

  • OMH distributes final reports to ALC

Feb. 15

ALC Conference Call

  • Final grant reports discussed - overall projects reviewed and discussed
  • Update on HealthierUS School Challenge

2013, Quarter 2(April- June)

April 1

Final draft ALC Report of Findings distributed to ALC

  • OMH distributes final draft Report of Findings to ALC

April 29

Feedback on draft Report of Findings

  • Deadline for ALC members to provide formal feedback on draft Report of Findings

June 28

ALC Report of Findings Released

  • OMH releases ALC Report of Findings; disseminates broadly

2013, Quarter 3(July - Sept.)

June 28 - July 15

Press around release of ALC Report of Findings

  • ALC members are available to comment on Report of Findings



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