- Something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity.
Most research organizations relish the opportunity to work with a program long enough to witness its profound effects on a community, or even an entire state. The Improve Group has had this privilege through our partnership with many grantees of the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) in Minnesota.
The Improve Group gives back and gives thanks for 15 years of helping others make a greater impact in their communities. Leah Goldstein Moses founded The Improve Group in 2000 with a vision to improve mission-driven programs and organizations. Fifteen years later, her vision remains strong and is shared by the dedicated staff at The Improve Group.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly called either Obamacare or the ACA, was signed into law in March 2010. Two initiatives were implemented to help people enroll in healthcare insurance:
Maria Moeller is our most recent addition to The Improve Group’s leadership team:
Businesses have traditionally had fairly simple metrics that they use to evaluate their work: sales and profit. However, three factors are driving businesses to consider social benefit as well:
A core value of the Improve Group is learning. Fortunately, the opportunity to learn and improve grows with every project. Because our practice is highly reflective, we are able to embed opportunities to learn from client feedback in multiple ways. For example, since 2009, we have done an annual survey of clients served in the past year.
March is an exciting month for evaluators in Minnesota. The annual Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) Spring Training event brought over 250 professionals together to exchange tools and ideas for evaluation. Representing the Improve Group, we were among this year’s many insightful presenters.
A 2001 study published in the American Journal of Public Health reached out to over 100 people with very different life experiences to answer the question “What does the word community mean to you?” You might find your own answer to the question in their responses: