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System Design Clinic
|The System Design Clinic is designed to help your community move from a collection of individual programs that address homelessness to a crisis response system that makes strategic, data driven decisions.|
The National Alliance to End Homelessness’ System Design Clinic is designed to help your community move from a collection of individual programs that address homelessness to a crisis response system that makes strategic, data driven decisions. Communities work with instructors to develop concrete governance strategies and action plans for becoming a high-functioning crisis response system.
The clinic takes place over 1.5 days and brings together community leaders and stakeholders. The first full day is designed to include all Continuum of Care stakeholders, and the second half day is designed to work specifically with the members of the Continuum of Care governance board.
Attendees receive hands-on assistance analyzing and interpreting their data through the Homeless System Evaluator and the Qualitative Assessment Tools. Clinics include interactive activities, facilitated strategic planning, and presentations on effective governance and systems planning.
Communities also receive three months of follow-up support to aid in implementing improvement plans.
*If the System Design Clinic cost is a concern, please contact Anna Blasco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 2015 calendar is full for System Design Clinics, however, please contact Anna Blasco to discuss your training and technical assistance needs.
A number of communities have written about their experience with the System Design Clinic, formerly called the Performance Improvement Clinic in the Alliance's blog, including Richmond, Virginia and Chesire County, New Hampshire. To see other blog posts related to the clinic, click here.