strategic planning online data management health and safety outreach meetings and conferences research and evaluation process redesign
Standardized Monitoring Process
Enterprising Women, The Legacy and the Future
Mental Health Public Education Campaign
Buying Prescriptions Online Public Education Campaign
Risk Management Public Education Campaign
Access to Capital Best Practices Study

Standardized Monitoring Process
Synthesis works with the ACF Family and Youth Services Bureau to support the federal Runaway and Homeless Youth Program. We have created graphic designs for stakeholder conference tabletops, developed tip sheets for grant reviewers, and helped the program respond to OMB's Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) findings. To capture meaningful performance data to address PART recommendations, Synthesis developed and implemented a Standardized Monitoring Process that includes:

  • A redesigned Onsite Review Protocol,
  • A revised Instruction Manual for training ACYF staff and peer monitors,
  • Onsite Review Materials including lists of services, financial, and governance documents to examine during onsite audit,
  • A Final Report Format, including a Compliance Report Card and a Rationale for Findings, along with
  • Expert Training and Technical Assistance.

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Enterprising Women, The Legacy and the Future
National Womenís Business Council

Synthesis worked with the National Womenís Business Council to conduct focus groups at three sites that hosted the Radcliffe Institute's traveling exhibit, Enterprising Women.† The exhibit documents the history of women in business over the past two and a half centuries in the U.S.† The Council used the exhibit as a platform for a series of focus groups designed to explore current and historic womenís business issues to inform its future research and policy agendas.† Synthesis conducted the study and developed a report document study findings for dissemination among the Councilís stakeholders and as part of its Annual Report to the President.

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Mental Health Public Education Campaign
Mental Health Association of the District of Columbia

Synthesis created a comprehensive Mental Health Public Education Campaign, entitled "Get a Fresh Outlook on Mental Illness" targeting people who live and work in Washington, DC. We created brochures, electronic fact sheets, posters, bus cards and dioramas in English and Spanish to convey the message that mental illnesses are treatable brain disorders that require early intervention. We oversaw development of both audio and video PSAs featuring Virginia Williams, mother of DC Mayor Anthony Williams, that were broadly distributed to DC radio and television stations to increase the reach of the campaign message.

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Buying Prescriptions Online Public Education Campaign
FDA Center For Drug Research and Evaluation

Synthesis developed a preliminary national campaign plan and a related brochure for the FDA Center for Drug Research and Evaluation to alert consumers to the risks involved in Buying Prescription Drugs Online. The campaign and brochure was designed to integrate and reflect messages from of a number of FDA partners in the initiative, including the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the US Customs Service, and online vendors of prescription drugs.

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Risk Management Public Education Campaign
FDA Center For Drug Research and Evaluation

Synthesis developed a set of integrated print PSAs in both black & white and full color and a full color brochure promoting FDA's Risk Management initiative –to alert consumers about their personal responsibility to balance the risks and benefits before using any medication. Synthesis was able to turn around comps of these materials over a three-week period, in time for presentation at a meeting with FDA dissemination partners held by CDER Director, Dr. Janet Woodcock.

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Access to Capital Best Practices Study
National Women's Business Council

Synthesis partnered with the National Women's Business Council to conduct a study to determine best practices of Access to Capital training programs targeting women business owners. We developed study criteria, identified programs across the U.S. that were willing to participate in the study, developed a study protocol, conducted site visits, and integrated our findings into a report with recommendations for developing or improving similar training programs

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