Case Studies

The Case Studies in this section highlight RVA’s services and the way we approach a client and project. We begin by understanding the client’s needs, audience, budget and time frame, then we develop a strategy or campaign that enhances and promotes the goals we have refined together. The Case Studies highlight conferences, campaigns and public involvement programs that are typical of the strategies and ideas we bring to our projects.

Highlighted Case Studies:

A Civic Engagement Campaign for MassDOT’s South Coast Rail Project
Reconnecting 31 communities to Greater Boston via transit and a groundbreaking Corridor Plan calls for energy, organization and a lot of information.

MA Medical Reserve Corps – Health and Medical Volunteers for Local Public Health
In 2005, the MA Department of Public Health's Office on Emergency Preparedness (currently the Emergency Preparedness Bureau) engaged RVA to coordinate activities of the Medical Reserve Corps units (currently 47) in the Commonwealth. In 2009, RVA began working with DPH and the Massachusetts Medical Society to develop an approach and recommendations for a coordinated online registration for the MRC program and other public health volunteers.

Patient Navigation Conference Series
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health Region I, wanted to design an event offer interactive skills-based learning to Patient Navigators and Community Health Workers.

Annual Conference on Women’s Health and the Environment
In 1996, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Chairman of the Heinz Family Philanthropies, wanted to hold a national conference in Boston to encourage women to take an active and responsible role in decision-making about the interrelationship between their health and the environment, lifestyle choices and economic futures.