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Results-Based Accountability (RBA) for Practitioners

Audience: County staff and general public

When: Tuesday, October 11th from 10am-3pm

Description: Are you part of a County team managing contracts with outside contractors? Are you an agency contracting with the County who has been asked to use Results-Based Accountability (RBA)? Or are you curious about this powerful tool and want to learn more? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then register for this workshop to learn about:

  • How RBA is used to build relationships between funder and contractor
  • How to write Performance Measures and collect data that track meaningful program outcomes
  • How RBA is used to help both the funder and contractor make decisions in service of supporting successful program outcomes
  • How to conduct and participate in a Turn-the-Curve conversation
  • County steps towards centering equity within the RBA tool in what we are calling Equity Centered RBA or EC RBA

****We'll break at 12pm for a one-hour lunch.****

Registration: Results-Based Accountability (RBA) for Practitioners Tickets, Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

Clear Impact Scorecard And Turn the Curve (TTC) Training

Audience: County safety net department staff currently using RBA

When: Tuesday, October 18th from 9am-12pm

Description: This training is designed for County contract managers and support staff who are either currently managing or anticipate managing an outside contract that incorporates Results-Based Accountability (RBA). If you haven't already taken an RBA training, we encourage you to join us on October 11 before participating in this training. 

This training will introduce contract managers and support staff to the Clear Impact Scorecard as a new, simpler way to enter quarterly data. In addition to the system's simplicity, Scorecard data entry will help contract managers and support staff prepare for Turn the Curve (TTC) Conversations. During this training you will:

  • Learn how to enter quarterly Performance Measure data directly into the Clear Impact Scorecard
  • Understand how to use the Clear Impact Scorecard as one of your tools to facilitate TTC conversations
  • Review and receive additional resources for facilitating TTC conversations

Registration: Please email Annie Silverman ( if you would like to participate

Join us for Virtual Office Hours!

As priorities continue to shift in response to COVID-19, Upstream is here to support. Evidence-informed prevention focused strategies are more important now than ever as our community comes together to strengthen our safety net and implement long-term strategies that will give all residents the opportunity for quality education, positive health outcomes and economic wellness. 

During this time Upstream staff are available for virtual coaching to support: 

  • Program planning and research strategies
  • Creating and using logic models
  • Evaluation planning and implementation
  • Selecting and implementing evidence-based practices
  • Upstream Portfolio applications
  • Results Based Accountability

Coaching is open to anyone. Please email or for an appointment.

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