Training & Technical Assistance
JSI delivers dynamic and innovative training and technical assistance solutions for a wide range of clients. They include federal, state and local agencies; health care organizations and coalitions; community and advocacy organizations; and foundations. JSI’s services are evidence-informed, culturally targeted and designed to help organizations build their capacity to improve and expand their public health and health care services.
JSI’s overall approach is collaborative, mindful of an organization’s needs and priorities from a practical, budget-conscious perspective. Whether the service is technical assistance to facilitate an agency’s strategic planning process or skills-based training to build the competence and confidence of community health workers, JSI’s staff brings to every project its long experience, wide technical expertise and a dedication to excellence.
Training Development and Implementation
Through detailed discussions with its partners from the outset, JSI gains an understanding of the skills, knowledge and behaviors inherent in a program as the crucial first step in reaching its goals. The training that JSI develops is participant-centered, employs multiple modalities and media formats for the greatest possible impact. The training is accompanied by a process of continuous evaluation.
JSI trainers draw on sound adult education practices to prepare participants to actually use new skills learned once they return to the workplace. Among the fundamental elements of JSI’s approach to instructional design are: the application of learning theory that is specific to adults and contains measurable objectives; the conduct of diligent subject-matter research; and task analysis, along with quantitative, qualitative and expert evaluation.
More organizations are turning to technology-enabled learning solutions in providing training and technical assistance. Working collaboratively with content experts, JSI’s instructional designers develop training and online courses from concept to production. JSI maintains a full-featured, state-of-the-art learning management system that supports online courses; face-to-face, instructor-led training; and “blended” learning.
JSI assists organizations in creating succinct, coherent and highly competitive grant applications. Services offered by JSI include drafting, writing, editing and scoring applications, as well as creating competitive and realistic budgets to further an organization’s mission while satisfying the funder’s objectives.
JSI draws on implementation science principles and evidence-based quality improvement strategies to guide organizations through system-wide change in support of improved client, patient, and community-level outcomes. The goal of JSI's capacity building services is to produce sustainable change that enables organizations to better achieve their missions. To that end, JSI works closely with organizations to identify their strengths, assess needs, and develop cost-effective strategies to enhance organizational infrastructure and staff skills and expertise. Capacity building services may include one-on-one and intensive technical assistance, targeted consultation, training, and mentoring.
This Center will promote quality reproductive health services through the provision of training, technical assistance to qulaified NYSDOH family planning agencies.
Learn more about JSI's work with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to conduct a Jurisdictional Risk Assessment in each of the six Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition regions.
JSI continues its extensive experience working with staff from Title X family planning centers, helping them provide high-quality and cost-effective family planning and related preventive health services for low-income women and men.
Through the Center, JSI supports RWHAP recipients through national and targeted training and technical assistance strategies and development and dissemination of best practices and supporting resources.
JSI is helping to expand SBIRT protocols sooner, so that substance misuse among 12-22 yrs old can be identified earlier and addressed effectively.
JSI is working with Planned Parenthood affiliates to improve the quality of their contraceptive care and STD services through Learning Collaboratives that support capacity building and increase resources.
In collaboration with HRSA, the Center will optimize health centers’ use of electronic health records to achieve improved health outcomes.
JSI is working with the MDPH to develop and execute a plan to strengthen infection control capacity and competency in MA hospitals, dialysis centers, and long-term care facilities.
As the Obesity Prevention Center for Excellence, JSI will provide training and technical assistance to grantees and will be the lead organization to an exceptional partnership of collaborators.
From a groundbreaking waiver allowing NY to reinvest billions in federal savings, JSI will support the Central NY Care Collaborative in implementing the waiver dollars - addressing critical issues throughout the state and encouraging comprehensive reform.
JSI provides support to Healthy Start grantees to ensure program effectiveness in achieving their goals to reduce infant mortality and health disparities, and improve perinatal health outcomes.
JSI works with CDC to provide capacity-building assistance to community-based organizations across the U.S. to support CDC’s high-impact approach to HIV prevention for populations who need it most.
JSI worked to strengthen states’ capacity to monitor and improve child health program outcomes for the HRSA Division of Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs by institutionalizing continuous quality improvement initiatives.
JSI provides training to ensure the sustainability of Title X clinics by building their capacity to improve management and systems in a changing health care environment.
JSI facilitated clinical roll-out and user support for the Massachusetts Immunization Information System Program, which is used by health care professionals to report all administered immunizations.
Safety net hospitals, which serve the nation's most vulnerable populations, have high rates of avoidable Medicaid readmissions. To reduce costs and improve care, JSI will adapt and test current best practices for improving care transitions.
JSI designed and implemented the program evaluation for Entre Nosotras, a peer-led intervention to reduce the inequitable impact of HIV, hepatitis, and substance abuse on young-adult African-American and Latina women in Boston.
JSI provides technical assistance and training to New Hampshire’s 15 public health regions as they work to build emergency response capacity.
JSI is helping the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing develop a payment methodology for federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics, with the goal of improving health outcomes while containing costs.
JSI developed youth leadership to advance breast cancer awareness, prevention, and access to care using an innovative approach of bringing together students, family members, and community through a high school club.
To help the Rhode Island Department of Health protect and promote health in the state, JSI developed a set of valid measures of health outcomes, health-related behaviors, and health system performance that can be generated on a timely basis.
Learn about our work with the Maine Health Access Foundation, evaluating clinical implementation of primary care and behavioral health integration.
JSI manages the AIDS.gov project, which aims to reduce HIV infection, increase testing, and improve early access to care by promoting federal policies and programs through social media channels, including blogs, Twitter, video, and Facebook.