Posts in PAT
Meeting survey results: How are we doing?

At the end of every monthly Family Advisory Board (FAB) and Provider Action Team (PAT) meeting, we survey our participants with the Reality Check to make sure we are serving them well, staying true to our values, and working collaboratively towards our goals. We use the results of these surveys to monitor our progress and in our planning and decision-making, and we report back to our stakeholders at the beginning of every meeting on them.

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PAT, FABDavid Harrington
December 2018 - PAT Meeting #6

Our final meeting of 2018 involved a deep and detailed small and large group discussion of United for Brownsville’s Theory of Change. PAT members helped us edit the text, adding to and expanding upon FAB contributions. The next step in the process will be to identify measurable outcomes that will help us know whether or not UB is achieving the changes laid out in the ToC.

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PATDavid Harrington
November 2018 - PAT Meeting #5

What is equality? What is equity? What is justice? And how do we incorporate these terms in a meaningful way into our work? We spent much of our November meeting thinking of how our projects relate to equity and trying to understand better what UB needs to do to ensure that it is looking at all of its work with an equity lens.

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PATDavid Harrington
October 2018 - PAT Meeting #4

During our October meeting, the PAT had a meaningful conversation about its values and goals, including its commitment to equity and collaboration. This was one of the most inspiring, challenging, and important conversations we have had to date, and it really set the tone for changing the way we work together.

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PATDavid Harrington
September 2018 - PAT Meeting #3

Goals, goals, and more goals. At our third PAT meeting, we took a longer-term planning approach and sketched out how we thought the next 6 months should proceed for our Discover Together: Brownsville projects. It was exciting and enlightening to think about our work and the future so concretely and objectively, and to do this through collaboration.

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PATDavid Harrington
August 2018 - PAT Meeting #2

It was only meeting two, but we took the “United” in United for Brownsville seriously. With the permission and enthusiasm of both the FAB and the PAT, we decided at that all PAT meetings starting with August would be open to any FAB members who were available to attend. Because PAT meetings happen during the work week and FAB meetings happen after work, one of our ongoing challenges will be how to continue to unite both leadership groups, but we’re off to a good start.

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PATDavid Harrington
June 2018 - PAT Meeting #1

In many ways, the first Provider Action Team meeting was our coming out party to professionals in Brownsville. We had met many folks one-on-one and in smaller information sessions, but this was our first opportunity to convene a group of over 20 participants and begin building a community.

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PATDavid Harrington