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INNOVATION IN NON-PROFIT SERVICE DELIVERY
A qualified Nominee is a NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION that has applied or implemented a technology or process change that has positively impacted the ability of the organization to provide services, such as, by measurably increasing the number of constituents served, by measurably increasing the extent to which one or more constituents has been served, by measurably increasing generation of funds through fundraising efforts, or by achieving some other significant described impact.
The Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is the fourth largest state agency with over 3000 employees providing direct care to individuals. Over 300 staff located in central Ohio, provide oversight for almost 100,000 individuals receiving services from county boards; central office staff also administer 3 Medicaid waiver programs whose 8000 providers deliver service and supports to 27,000 individuals representing 1.2 billion dollars in claims.
The data warehouse program was implemented to provide data integration using cutting edge technologies to support business process improvement. The innovation presented below is one of a true data warehouse built on cutting edge technologies and hardware with demonstrated cost benefit in year 1 of over 3 million dollars. The warehouse presents data in a common aggregated format supported by advanced ETL processes that allow users to do ad hoc reporting on data in order to allow for fresh perspectives on data while supporting common results. The approach also maintains access to historical data reporting. The innovation here is multi-faceted including infrastructure, ETL, and process.
Since 2001, Battelle for Kids has been transforming education to prepare all children for college, career, and life success. Focusing on the right measures in schools works hand-in-hand with our priorities for developing and retaining the right people, ensuring that schools implement the right practices, and engaging with stakeholders using the right messages.
As a result of our work, we have encountered a gap in the ability of student information system technology to ensure that rosters properly account for the linkage between teachers and students. The solution to this challenge is to engage teachers in a roster verification process to lay the groundwork for better measures.
Teacher-driven roster verification ensures the highest-quality data to inform student growth measures, resulting in better effectiveness measures. Working with teachers across the country to develop a simple process and easy-to-use online solution, Battelle for Kids created BFKLink, a software product that helps to manage roster verification. The software is provided at no cost to districts and states, a significant benefit during a time of budget-tightening.
The goal of P4 Medicine is to reduce healthcare costs, improve outcomes and deliver higher quality health care to patients. It embraces the interface between an individual’s unique DNA, environment and behavior to choose the right intervention at the right time for the right person. P4 Medicine utilizes advances in genomics and molecular diagnostics discoveries to provide predictive information that is necessary to tailor, or personalize disease management approaches for each individual. Ohio State is pioneering the advancement of P4 Medicine to improve people’s lives.
CPHC’s P4 Physical Activity and Performance program is designed to offer consulting services and various opportunities to participate in research projects focused on promoting personalized healthy physical activity.
CPHC’s Genomics Program utilizes family medical history and testing to help assess risk for diseases. Experts offer convenient appointments virtually through an online portal, or in-person, where a unique action plan is created for each individual. The P4 Medicine Pledge allows individuals participate in their own health and to commit to a change that will result in healthier and happier lives.
WeConnect is the nation’s first municipal community data center established using a public/private partnership model and delivering the latest technologies over a new open platform to support businesses of all sizes.
WeConnect provides an advanced fiber network, security, managed services, cloud services, access to data center space and affordable broadband.
eTech Ohio is transforming the teaching and learning experience for Ohioans by providing information and services to expand the use of technology in our classrooms and libraries.
We provide Educators, Administrators, Technology Staff and Public Media entities from pre-school - graduate programs (P-20) with the tools, training and data they need to plan and integrate educational technology into the teaching and learning experience.
Experience Foundation equips people that are brand new to software development by providing necessary experience by working on reference-able open-source projects. All work performed by the Experience Foundation is “Cause Oriented,” designed to make the world a better place.
Businesses also partner with Experience Foundation in order to drive their own apprenticeship. Giving someone an apprenticeship opportunity, they would not have otherwise, changes everything. An organization that does so helps to build employee trust and loyalty, two critical factors missing in our industry today. Trust and loyalty produces leaders, company identity, and is ultimately reflected in the products that are produced.
BJ Allmon started Experience Foundation in November 2010. His goal is to help prevent and break the cycle of poverty by equipping his local community with relevant job skills. Experience Foundation members get a chance to work on cool projects while learning the software development craft. These projects give team members reference-able experience and a foundation to start their own careers while giving back to the community around them.
Junior Achievement of Central Ohio (JACO) with our partners help prepare young people (ages 6-18) for their careers. Our innovation is a combination of new collaborative processes with school districts/educators/students, business, foundations and community partners.
The technology has allowed us to expand the scale, efficiencies and provide accountability not previously available. Through our process and technology innovations, we have helped 15,592 students in our region develop financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial skills. An example of the impact of our improvements: we are able to support requests from an urban and suburban school district to deliver our middle school program JA Economics for Success which delivers financial literacy knowledge that is required by the state of Ohio. Our programs are correlated to state and national standards, providing vital resources that are more effective and efficient than if the schools had to develop the curriculum, train the teachers and provide accountability for increased knowledge, improved attitudes and behaviors on their own. JA Economics for Success was delivered for the first time last year to 166 classes, impacting 3,606 middle school students.
Thirst Relief International is a Columbus, Ohio based international non-profit organization that provides a minimum of 25 years of clean water to one individual for an average cost of $5 a person by implementing bio sand filters into individual homes and schools around the world.Nearly 1 billion people lack access to clean water and 2.5 million die annually as a direct result.
Since it’s inception in 2005, over 200,000 people in 9 different countries have received the life-saving gift of clean water through the work of Thirst Relief. Clean water is not just a hand out, it’s a hand up as the foundational basis for health and life.
Help us help others by partnering with us in the battle against the world water crisis. Thirst Relief’s mission is to save lives and change the world by providing a minimum of 25 years of clean water access via bio sand filtration technology. Thirst Relief is actively involved in helping to reduce the cost of filters and is seeking out ways to create self sustainable water projects.