100% New Mexico initiative is ensuring the 10 vital services for surviving and thriving
The 100% New Mexico initiative is working to ensure that all our families and community members have access to ten vital services, committed to strengthening their health, safety and resilience. Our action teams work with local leaders and service providers to strengthen the services we all need to be healthy and safe. The five “surviving” services are medical care, housing security programs, food security programs, behavioral health care and transportation to services. Five services for “thriving” include: parent supports, early childhood learning/child care, fully-resourced community-focused schools, youth mentors and job training.
For those interested in supporting a data-driven, collaborative and technology-empowered initiative, please contact us at the Anna, Age Eight Institute.
Step 1: Survey your county residents
Initiative teams implement a countywide survey that assesses resident’s access to 10 vital services for surviving and thriving (like health care, transport and job training) and why barriers exist. You’ll learn that different populations will have different challenges.
Step 2: Review Survey Results
Initiative teams review the survey data to learn what percentage of county residents struggle to access vital services, and why challenges accessing services exist and where they exist in the county. You can review the data from the countywide survey, especially the barriers to accessing services. Each barrier (such as unfriendly hours, lack of transport to services) will require analysis and a plan to address it.
Step 3: Assess the ten surviving and thriving services
Initiative teams, including ten action teams created (each one focused on one sector such as food or medical care) learn about the capacity of current services in all 10 surviving and thriving sectors. The goal is to understand challenges service organizations face when meeting the needs of county residents.
Step 4: Ensure that a county directory to ten vital services exists
Each of the county’s ten action teams update an existing online directory to services or create a new updated directory guiding residents to the ten vital services. (Note that directories will need local monitoring and updating based on changes in services due to COVID-19).
Step 5: Identify innovative policies and programs to fix barriers to accessing ten services
To address the barriers identified in the countywide survey, initiative teams learn about innovations in all ten sectors that can increase access, user-friendliness and quality of services. The book 100% Community and the @100% book series on each of the ten sectors offers many potential innovative strategies to reduce gaps in services and strengthen a countywide system of support. Action Teams can review and prioritize innovations.
Step 6: Get buy-in from local government and stakeholders to support innovation that ensures 100% of county residents have access to ten vital services
Initiative teams identify, support and implement innovations including new technologies, local policies, programs and agency protocols. This is the action phase that requires project management and ongoing tracking of local innovation in ten sectors.
Step 7: Evaluate effectiveness of each innovation and measure the increase in access to ten vital services
Initiative teams measure the impact of innovations on all ten surviving and thriving services with feedback from residents and providers. We work to ensure that our local work on each innovation is moving the needle on improving access to services so that 100% of residents thrive.
- Strengthen Emergency Management/Coordinated Response to COVID-19
- Align all county, city and community activities
- Strengthen dispatch and communication
- Ensure ten vital services for surviving and thriving exist and address gaps
- Strengthen the data-driven process of identifying and solving problems to achieve measurable results: increased service and increased user-friendliness of services
- Strengthen community process to support state and local efforts to be efficient and effective as needs grow exponentially
- Support direct service providers with technical assistance in order to improve services and support innovation and problem-solving
How we work together
The 100% New Mexico San Miguel County team is “meeting” throughout the week, strengthening their use of groundbreaking technologies and remote conferencing solutions to engage in meetings, workshops and training. Initiative directors and ten action team leaders are connecting to identify needs and address gaps in vital services. The team also connects with specialists in Santa Fe to enlist support in strategic planning, surveying of residents, analyzing data and working with local agency staff to strengthen services in a timely manner. The work is guided by the book 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving by Santa Fe-based authors and Anna, Age Eight Institute co-directors Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello.
GUIDING 100% New Mexico: SAN MIGUEL COUNTY
100% SUPPORT FOR SAN MIGUEL COUNTY
If you would like to support the San Miguel County, NM 100% New Mexico initiative, you may donate funds via their sponsor Highlands University. You will need to designate “100% Community” on the donation page. For more information please contact 100% Community project leader Matt Probst (firstname.lastname@example.org).
OUR TEN ACTION TEAMS STRENGTHEN THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE OUR RESIDENTS
County co-leaders are listed below. Click on the sector name to learn about its mission and other important details.
As we mentioned above in STEP 4: ENSURE THAT A COUNTY DIRECTORY TO TEN VITAL SERVICES EXISTS, our initiative’s action teams assessed all the local service organizations in their sector to create an up-to-date directory to ten vital services (noting changes in services due to the pandemic). Our directory also serves as an assessment tool, identifying the capacity of our county’s ten sectors to meet the needs of families. Go to TenVitalServicesNM.org