National Human Services Assembly
Reframing newsletter

From “Safety Net” to “Building Blocks”

March 29, 2018

Earlier this week, Governing published an article that focused on the work NHSA is doing with the National Reframing Human Services Initiative.  “Is It Time to Stop Saying ‘the Safety Net’?” features the work of and quotes from NHSA’s Bridget Gavaghan, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and American Public Human Services Association. The article explains the reasoning behind each organization’s […]

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Leveraging Coalitions’ Influence for Community-Wide Reframing

March 22, 2018

In the last newsletter, we looked at individual human service organizations in Taking Practical Steps to Sustainable Implementation. Expanding on that theme, we consider how organizations can work in coalitions to institutionalize the Building Well-Being Narrative throughout their communities. Human service organizations already understand and capitalize on the power and efficiencies of coalitions for advocacy objectives. Some are […]

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Taking Practical Steps to Sustainable Implementation

March 8, 2018

Returning this newsletter to the Resolve to Reframe themes we committed to examining in more depth, this week we’re addressing Sustainable Implementation – specific actions organizations can take to fully integrate the reframing approach into their communications as a whole, as well as maintaining consistent practice into the future. While we recently focused on the […]

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Budget Season: An Opportunity to Show How Human Services Improve Well-Being

February 22, 2018

On February 12, the Administration put forth its federal budget for Fiscal Year 2019 that begins on October 1. The President’s human services proposal, which reflects the Administration’s priorities beyond just the year at hand, includes major funding decreases and punitive program conditions that the sector will be addressing in its advocacy and communications efforts over the […]

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Getting Started with the Building Well-Being Narrative

February 8, 2018

As promised in the January Resolve to Reframe newsletter, we’re offering practical strategies and manageable steps to guide organizations in embedding the Building Well-Being Narrative into communications and culture with the goal of improving the audience’s understanding of how human services meet community needs with effective solutions. Where Do We Start with Reframing? A good […]

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