Please make sure to review our post from last week that includes valuable information regarding Ecco Roll Out Stages.
Note the following information to be attuned to for this coming week:
- Stage 2 Data Entry begins for Environmental and YPE Programs under two conditions: 1) Non-Core Interventions are entered in Ecco and 2) Approval is given by Chief Dicken’s Office to begin Data Entry for Core Interventions. Generally, approvals are provided during online conversations that will be held either this coming week or the next.
- There has been a bit of conversation and confusion regarding the new Administrative Intervention Profile Categories. The new IP Categories include Ecco Reporter, Staff Training, Community Team Building, Agency Work, and Block Grant Supervision. Each of the five respective categories are separated individually within Ecco and indicated by name with the following descriptor (Administrative). The current definitions for each of the Administrative IP’s are unchanged based on the old Master Grid, they are:
- Ecco Reporter – This only available to people who are the sole reporters for their agencies. For those people, all ECCO Hours should be listed as documentation. If you are not the sole reporter for your agency, you should capture your ECCO hours within the relevant intervention.
- Staff Training – This service type is for trainings you, your interns, and community volunteers participate in that are not attributable to specific interventions, such as SAPST, HIV, or ethics training. It also includes conferences that can be not attributable to a specific intervention. It does not include trainings conducted by your agency or partner agencies.
- Community Team Building – Community team building are activities intended to enhance social relations and define roles within team, often to help them work collaboratively more effectively, such as a mobile ropes course or trust-building activities. Those impacted will vary depending upon team-building focus.
- Agency Work – This service type includes HR required training, staff meetings, supervision time, etc. work that CANNOT be attributed to a specific intervention. Use minimally. This for supervisors and other staff.
- Block Grant Supervision – This service type is restricted to supervisors, and should only be used when time cannot be attributed to a specific intervention. When directly working on an intervention discussed in supervision it is preferred to count that time as planning under the specific intervention. We will be monitoring this. The amount of time in this category should be proportional to the size of your agency. It can include things like one-on-one meetings with employees, prevention staff meetings, performance plans, etc., that directly contribute to the quality of the block grant funded interventions.
We are happy to publish new documents to help support General Communication Campaign Activities and Lock Your Meds. The new resources may be found under the SAPBG Approved Prevention Strategies & Tools Section of the Help Desk. Please find the following items:
- (General) Communication Campaigns Information Guide Series
- (General) Communication Campaigns: Focus Group Guide For Message and Channel Testing
- (LYM) Communication Campaign: Focus Group Guide for Lock Your Meds
- (LYM) Lock Your Meds Local Evaluation Survey Measures
Update from last week! The new Strategy Guidance Document is nearing completion and will be posted soon.