Case Example of Weaving
An initiative focused on promoting health equity developed 3 affinity teams: direct service provider team, resident team, and leader team. Local Backbone organization staff facilitated team meetings and wove questions, learning, and action ideas between the teams. The following is an example of what this weaving looked like in practice.
Direct staff meeting:
Staff talked about their frustrations with current policies making it difficult to share information with other organizations serving the same clients. They came up with the idea of creating a shared consent form, and wanted to get the leaders’ feedback on the idea.
Weaving to leader team meeting:
Backbone staff brought the shared consent form idea up during the next leader team. The leaders supported the idea, and identified action steps for developing a draft shared consent form using examples from other counties. They were interested in getting the residents’ input on how to make the consent form language easy for residents to understand.
Resident team meeting:
Once the shared consent form was drafted, the Backbone staff brought the form to the resident team meeting and they worked on editing the language to make it easier for families to understand.