Caregiver Coalitions
Innovation and Sustainability
Sonnie Yudell, Program Manager
Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services
President, Utah Coalition for Caregiver Support
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Innovation
A newly introduced practice or method
intended to improve the current practice
 Development of new products, processes,
organizations, management practices, and
strategies.
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Sustainability
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In a broad sense, is the ability to
maintain a certain process or state.
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Goal of Innovation
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To bring about POSITIVE CHANGE, to make
someone or something better.
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“Ideas without action are
worthless”
Harvey Mackay
American Businessman, Speaker, Author
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Ideas to Keep the Coalition
Going
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Coalitions can generate a lot of ideas
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Fun and stimulating
Allow you to expand your vision and work
Examples from the Utah Coalition for
Caregiver Support (UCCS)
Projects and Products
 Leadership
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Resources
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“Coalition Building Tip Sheets” (and other great
resources)
 http://www.tomwolff.com/healthycommunities-tools-and-resources.html
“Family Caregiving in Utah: A Resource Guide for
Family Caregivers”
www.caregivers.utah.gov
Creating SMART Goals
 http://www.topachievement.com/smart.html
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Harness the Energy
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Work together to keep moving forward
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Sustain your visions
Create the focus
 Inspire leadership
 Keep the ideas flowing
 Allow the action to take place
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Focus
How do you focus?
 What do you focus on?
 Who will help with focus?
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S.M.A.R.T Model
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Leadership
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Important to drive growth
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Let leaders emerge
Listen to their voices and their passions
 Realize they are not always in front of the room
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New “Voices”
Keep new voices coming to the table
 Keep leaders and organization alive
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Generates energy and ideas and action
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Gives life to new and innovative ideas
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Growth
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Innovations can lead to growth as you
hone your focus and expend the energy
to develop the new ideas
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Caregiver Coalitions Innovation and Sustainability