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Our Own North Stars: Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders- Learnings from the Positive Action for Youth Initiative

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Our Own North Stars: Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders- Learnings from the Positive Action for Youth Initiative

“Each young person is so radically different- they each have their north star.  And our programs have to reflect that.” – Adult Lead, Grantee Project, ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action for Youth  Funders seeking sustainable change to social issues affecting young people often use a ‘pause and reflect’ time to re-align and re-center to ensure equity … Continued

Culture of Health Leaders: Policy Change Findings

Organizational and public policies can heavily impact whether or not equity is achieved in our health system. TCC Group, as evaluators for a set of national leadership development programs funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, analyzed the extent to which Culture of Health Leaders participants and alumni reported involvement in policy change. This report … Continued

Investing in Grassroots Advocacy: A Funder’s Guide

Many foundations focused on equity have increased their support for Grassroots Advocacy Organizations (GRAOs) in recent years.  The Connecticut Health Foundation, with a mission focused on improving health outcomes for people of color and ensuring that all Connecticut residents have access to affordable and high-quality care, commissioned TCC Group to help it gain a better … Continued

Pathways to Policy Durability: Insights for Advocates and their Funders

For over a century, American policymakers have worked to implement policies that conserve natural resources and protect the environment, from Theodore Roosevelt’s efforts to establish national parks and the measures enacted in the wake of the Dust Bowl all the way to the efforts of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. But simply passing … Continued

From Risk to Reasons: A Guide for Communicating and Connecting with Black Women about HIV

ViiV Healthcare’s Risk to Reasons initiative is designed to reframe and refocus HIV prevention and care for Black women. Guided by advocates across the country, Risk to Reasons sets out to develop new messages, new messengers and new methods to increase awareness and action around HIV prevention and care to Black women of cis and trans experience. The initiative creates content, funds community action and connects advocates across the country to change the impact of HIV in Black communities and connect more Black women to prevention and care.
The Risk to Reasons guide was co-created by ViiV Healthcare and the Black Women’s Working Group to Reframe Risk. A committee of Black women living with and working in HIV collaborated with ViiV Healthcare to challenge existing HIV prevention approaches and develop new recommendations for communicating and connecting with Black women about HIV. We would like to thank the dedicated members of this group, many of whom are named in this report, as well as all the women who have generously shared their insights, ideas and experiences.

Coalitions as a Tool for Advocacy

Funders seeking to invest in broad social and system change frequently partner with advocacy organizations to advance issues through policy change rather than solely resourcing direct service organizations. Many funders take this investment further and seek to support coalition-building instead of simply resourcing individual organizations. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation engaged TCC Group to … Continued