In partnership with the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the Center for Care Innovations (CCI) is launching Amplify Healing Connections, a learning collaborative to strengthen multi-sector partnerships that prevent domestic violence and promote health and well-being for young people and their caregivers. In the context of this program, multi-sector partnerships are partnerships involving organizations across two or more sectors.
What We’ll Provide
Amplify Healing Connections seeks six California-based, multi-sector partnerships (each involving at least one community-based organization and one health care provider serving youth 12-18 years old) to participate in a 22-month learning collaborative aimed at strengthening partnerships that prevent domestic violence. Since positive experiences in childhood and adolescence (PCEs) can help prevent, reduce, and even reverse the impact of early adversity, Amplify seeks to promote health and well-being in communities to provide a strong, nourishing environment for young people and their caregivers. The program provides grants and a range of technical assistance to support partnerships in making change and ensuring responsiveness to community needs. Technical assistance will support partnerships in moving through the following phases during the program:
- Phase 1 (March-June 2021): Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their organization, partners, and community. Participants will learn about and use tools from both systems practice and human-centered design to uncover their own strengths and opportunities; the needs and experiences of youth and caregivers in their community; and where they can leverage each partner’s strengths to mitigate intergenerational domestic violence in their communities among youth and their caregivers.
- Phase 2 (July-October 2021): Building on their insights from Phase 1, participants will identify their biggest opportunity areas as a multi-sector partnership to make change within the duration of the program. They’ll define their population of focus, a shared vision and goals, and brainstorm ideas with their partners, youth, and their caregivers. At the close of Phase 2, participants will be asked to “pitch” to the Amplify cohort and CCI program staff what they have learned in Phase 1 and 2, and what changes they want to test in Phase 3 and 4.
- Phase 3 (November 2021-May 2022): Participants will continue iterating on their Phase 2 ideas and transform them into solutions they can test on a small scale within their community. They will co-design these solutions with youth and caregivers and continuously reflect on how well changes are working and what needs to be adapted in future cycles.
- Phase 4 (June-December 2022): This phase is focused on creating systems within individual organizations, within the multi-sector partnership, and within the community to sustain the changes after the program ends.