232027 How SEED-SCALE works: From Theory to Practice

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Carl E. Taylor, MD, DrPH , International Health, Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Daniel Taylor, PhD , Future Generations, Franklin, WV
Laura C. Altobelli, DrPH, MPH , Peru Country Program, Future Generations, Lima, Peru
Traci Hickson, MA , Future Generations, Franklin, WV
Luke Taylor , Future Generations, Franklin, WV
The SEED-SCALE Methodology is a strategy for community change that was identified on the basis of world-wide study of successes in equitable and sustainable community change. Identification and analysis of successful experiences were conducted by Daniel and Carl Taylor with support from UNICEF, and the on-going findings and conclusions were discussed with international experts brought together periodically with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. The Methodology, to be presented in this session, is simple to describe and easy to remember. Its application in the field provokes profound changes in the understanding of government, communities, and outside change agents as to their roles and responsibilities to achieve just and lasting development of communities and their members. The four principles are: base action on previous success, three-way partnership, local data, and local planning. The five criteria are: equity, sustainability, interdependence (and not dependence), holism, and iterativity. The seven annual steps are: create a local coordinating committee, identify past successes, study successes elsewhere, self-evaluation with key indicators, set priorities and functional analysis, take action on at least one priority, monitor activities to make mid-course corrections. The three levels of SCALE will be discussed as a guide to how to sustainably scale-up successes.

Learning Areas:
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how the SEED-SCALE Methodology was developed 2. Identify the 4 principles, 5 criteria, and 7 annual steps of the SEED-SCALE Methodology for Just and Lasting Community Change developed by Daniel and Carl Taylor.

Keywords: Community-Based Partnership, International Public Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I work with Carl Taylor, have been a life-long student of Carl Taylor and apply this methodology
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.