APCYF Data Committee Notes February 25, 2014 8:30-10:00 am, Room A
Participants: John Andelin, Michal Worshow, Sarah Duke Strehle, Sam Stebbins, Ryoko Yamaguchi, Lisa Stengle, Kim Durand, Michael Swisher, Whitney Strand, Amy Yamashiro
– APCYF Board held its Annual Retreat on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Topics included:
- Discuss Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members, Staff
- Discuss Decision Making Processes
- After Action Committee to work through retreat materials by May 1. A mix of newer, older members, community members, agency members, staff. Will meet weekly on Thursdays @ 5 pm.
- Focus on 2 major areas
- Governance & structure (decision making, roles, responsibilities, communication)
- Focus areas, what to focus on for next 3 years
– Report Card Committee
- Data Committee Work Group is now a Committee of the APCYF
- If you are interested in joining the Report Card Committee, please contact Kim Durand,firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-1667. Next meeting Wednesday, February 26, 2014. 9am.
– READY (Reduce or Eliminate & Drug use by Youth) Coalition Logic Model
- Review/identify data/metrics for draft logic model for DFC grant renewal
- Original not complete, lacked strategies, activities, outcomes. Needs to be better defined.
- Request to data committee: ensure logic model linkages are logical; but also help with defining measurable outcomes.
- Often people get caught in defining inputs or outputs. First question – what is it that you do (i.e., describe program(s) and activities?
- Ryoko recommends not doing in a table format, prefers a flow chart and/or iterative loop.
- READY/Whitney’s desire to move to focus more on environmental change
- Ryoko – identify and disentangle community members, specifically ID groups. For example, School Resource Officers (SROs), pharmacies, units of analysis: parent level, county level, APCD level, pharmacists. Identify the units that have iterative cycle where these interact with one another.
- Suggestion is to flesh out the program, not worry about data sets or sources. Ask others where to find data
- Looking at some of the ‘but why’, compare rates of drinking between group who thing drinking is risky vs. those who do not. Similar with parent perception of drinking/risk.
- Or could we look at it from a public health perspective, i.e., not focus so much on number of youth who drink but what happens when/after they drink – drunk driving, sexual assault, grades, etc.
- Do we have a clear sense of why kids drink/use drugs in Arlington?
- READY Coalition’s DFC grant application for years 6-10 due March 24th, 2014! Target finish date: March 17. $125,000/year for 5 years. Starting year 6, 100% funded, year 6-10 progressively less provided b/c should be seeking local funding sources.
– LGBTQ data for Interfaith Council (will prepare some sample tables) for discussion
– CAPE Brochures for Drug & Alcohol Use (time permitting or send comments to Whitney Strand)