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Technical Assistance for Community Health Worker Projects

Technical Assistance for Community Health Worker Projects

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Project

Lupus awareness projects

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Our Role

  • Recruit community health workers / promotores de salud (CHWs) and community health representatives (CHRs) from across the country to participate in pilot studies of lupus awareness courses. Recruiting involved either recruiting individual CHWs and CHRs or organizations that utilize this model.
  • Research process for CHWs to obtain continuing education units (CEUs) for lupus courses. Review CEU certification process for three states and interview key informants in each one.

Statewide Communication Campaign

Statewide Communication Campaign

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Client

State of New Mexico Department of Health
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Our Role

Oversee a 4-year statewide sexual violence prevention communication campaign, including:

  • Research existing sexual violence prevention campaigns to determine best practices
  • Conduct focus groups with community members and leaders; conduct interviews with non-profit rape crisis center staff to determine existing messages and test potential new messages.
  • Develop communication plan.
  • Develop messages and messaging guide.
  • Create branding guide.
  • Develop website and blog.
  • Write creative content for all materials.
  • Oversee creative development of English- and Spanish-language print and digital media and education tools (social media graphics, tip guides, posters, promotional materials, website).
  • Oversee social media engagement.
  • Solicit feedback and input from partner agencies to ensure correct direction and community support.
  • Involve partners in the testing and development of materials.
Soda Creek did the impossible! They created a beautiful cohesive messaging and media campaign regarding an incredibly sensitive social justice issue.  They listened deeply to our group’s needs and thoughts, quickly and effectively integrated our team’s feedback, and produced a phenomenal campaign for New Mexican communities.
Rachel Cox

Clinical Director, Communities Against Violence

Working with Soda Creek on the It Starts with Campaign, has been a great experience. They listened to our partners’ perspectives, incorporated changes where needed, helped provide guidance materials for running the campaign, and worked well with the New Mexico Department of Health. I applaud their patience, professionalism, flexibility, and creativity. They employed a teamwork approach to building a successful social change campaign. We thank them for all the work they have done to support such an important issue as sexual violence prevention.

Heather Frankland

Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator, CDC Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Coordinator, New Mexico Department of Health

Plain Language Writing

 

Plain Language Writing

 

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Our Role

Plain language writing; messaging – This is our second time working with the State of Colorado to help them with their plain language needs. This time we developed messages for a new project, the Family Voice Council and then wrote and designed English- and Spanish-language flyers to recruit community members to participate in it. We wrote the messages and materials to be strength-based, clear, and motivating.

Graphic design – We also designed the flyers to clearly express the main message and supporting content. The images were chosen to match the strength-based copy.

Health Communication Consulting for Substance Use Treatment

Health Communication Consulting for Substance Use Treatment

 

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Expanding Treatment for Substance Use Disorders Through the ECHO Model
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Our Role

Cultural competency review Project ECHO provides telehealth medical education and health workforce capacity and offers knowledge-sharing networks in order to reduce health disparities. We reviewed their interdisciplinary opioid addiction treatment teleECHO clinic lectures to ensure they were culturally competent. As part of the review, we developed a cultural competency checklist in order to consistently assess items like bias, access, assumptions, cultural strengths, communication, behavior, assessment and treatment, customs, and more.

Training Development and Raising Awareness

 

Raise Awareness about Resources at the Office of Superintendent of Insurance

 

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Client

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Rate Review and Mental Health Parity

 

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Our Role

Training development for train the trainer, messaging, training  – Create user-friendly trainings for consumers and small business to learn about and participate in New Mexico’s rate review process as well as to be informed regarding primary care benefits and the mental health parity. Research rate review and how it is communicated in other states and campaigns. Develop messages that appeal to consumers and small businesses in order to increase their involvement in controlling health insurance rates. Assist in training outreach workers from Health Action New Mexico to “get out the word” about this engagement.

Project coordination  – Assist in coordinating project and partner efforts to increase awareness of the Office of Superintendent of Insurance and its consumer resources.

Sara and her team are so talented and competent!  No hurdles too high.  Soda Creek will find solutions, listen to your feedback, and create relatable material and tools. You’ll love collaborating with Soda Creek Consulting!

Leah Steimel

Public Health Consultant, Fourfold Consulting