As an extension of a multi-year global learning program to augment the World Bank’s HIV in the Workplace efforts, EnCompass developed a six-module e-learning solution that served as a resource for HIV advocates trained in face-to-face workshops by EnCompass, and as orientation and training for those HIV advocates new to this role. The highly participatory and dynamic course covers topics including the role of the HIV/AIDS Task Team Leader, care and support for people living with HIV, stigma, and discrimination.
EnCompass is responsible for guiding and monitoring the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program’s global capacity-strengthening efforts, in partnership with ICF International. Since 1984, the DHS program has provided technical assistance for more than 300 demographic and health surveys in 90 countries. The program has a longstanding reputation for technical leadership in data collection, analysis, dissemination, and capacity building. The DHS program partners with country counterparts to build capacity all along the survey continuum.
The goal of the TREAT TB (Technology, Research, Education and Technical Assistance for Tuberculosis) project is to improve tuberculosis control practices and policies that will lead to improved case detection and treatment success rates and ultimately decrease TB morbidity and mortality. EnCompass developed a communications strategy that included branding, audience analysis, environmental scanning for targeted marketing of TREAT TB services, and a series of publications and e-publications.
EnCompass, as a subcontractor to John Snow International, was responsible for policy, quality improvement, and development of e-learning packages in support of the AIDSTAR Program, a USAID mechanism to implement the US Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Through USAID/ASSIST, EnCompass helped build the capacity of host-country service delivery organizations in USAID-assisted countries to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, client-centeredness, safety, accessibility, and equity of the health and family services they provide. USAID/ASSIST seeks to ensure the sustainability of these improvements by developing competencies and engaging with host-country governments at the policy level.
EnCompass conducted an evaluation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF). MHTF serves as a space for convening, sharing information and knowledge, and developing mechanisms to promote and publicize findings in maternal health innovative models. The EnCompass-led evaluation:
ASIRT is an educational and advocacy organization that seeks to reduce traffic fatalities around the world, with extensive programs in Turkey and Kenya. EnCompass worked with ASIRT to develop a detailed strategic plan built on past successes to carry the organization into its next phase of organizational development.
EnCompass was an evaluation and learning partner for Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) program, a globally recognized leader in newborn health supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. SNL works in 18 countries to advocate for and bring high-impact newborn services and practices to scale. One of EnCompass’ responsibilities was to ensure that monitoring and evaluation approaches and activities consider the impacts of all global, regional, and national stakeholders.
EnCompass designed and implemented the evaluation of the quality improvement methodology, the improvement collaboratives model. This innovative rapid improvement approach to healthcare planning and delivery is focused on monitoring, knowledge sharing, and the refinement of standards to address local operational obstacles. The evaluation team documented the collaboratives model in 14 countries as applied to maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and hospital-based pediatrics.
Recognizing that leadership is instrumental in achieving successful quality improvement (QI) initiatives, USAID’s Health Care Improvement Initiative attempted to clarify how leadership impacts QI program effectiveness. EnCompass conducted a study to identify the leadership traits and behaviors associated with effective and sustainable implementation of quality improvement in health care delivery in Honduras and Niger.