How to write an RBA/OBA Success Story
If you have an RBA/OBA "turn the
curve" story to tell, or any other success story about how RBA/OBA has
helped, here is a format that you can use to share it with others. It should
be one page if possible. It has the classic beginning, middle and end
structure of all good stories. The story may be about Population
Accountability or Performance Accountability or both.
Section I. In the Beginning: What was the situation at the beginning of your work,
including a brief description of your community or your organization?
What did the data show?
Population data example: "In 2000 the state
released a report showing that we were 2nd worst on the teen
pregnancy rate etc." or
Performance data example: "In 2002 our program's recidivism rate
had increased steadily for 2 years in a row and we decided we needed to do
something about it etc."
Section II. What happened? Describe what you and your partners did, including how you
Section III. In the end: What happened? How
did things get better, including,
if at all possible, a graph with a turned curve.
Please send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org as a Word attachment, using
a subject heading like RBA Success Story. Please include the
name, address, email address and phone number of a contact person. And be
sure to include credits to the partners who made contributions.
If you have questions, please feel free to
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