Dear ClASS Consultants and Interested Parties:

These updated and revised Administrative and Financial Modules (and accompanying Guidance documents) are based on recent revisions to U.S. government regulations. The 2 CFR 200 OMB Uniform Guidance: Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) was implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as 45 CFR Part 75. The goal was to streamline guidance for Federal awards to ease administrative burden, strengthen oversight of Federal funds to reduce risks of waste, fraud and abuse, and increase efficiency and effectiveness of Federal awards.

For all trained ClASS Administrative and Finance consultants, we encourage you to review both the new Guidance and Modules in preparation for any future involvement in ClASS assessment activities.

Assessing Management

Last updated: Mon, 07/22/2013 - 01:03

Developed by Management Sciences for Health, the Management and Organizational Sustainability Tool (MOST) is a structured, participatory process that allows organizations to assess their own Management, develop a concrete action plan for improvement, and carry out their plan.

UNAIDS Strategic Plan Development

Last updated: Mon, 07/22/2013 - 01:03

In formulating a strategic plan, a country seeks to change specific situations, taking advantage of all opportunities and considering all potential obstacles to move towards a situation where HIV spreads less rapidly and has fewer negative consequences for those infected, their families, and society. To facilitate the process, UNAIDS published this guide to strategic planning for a national response to HIV/AIDS. Its four modules cover: (1) Situation analysis, (2) Reponse analysis, (3) Strategic plan formulation, and (4) Resource mobilization.

Creating an Effective Work Climate

Last updated: Mon, 07/22/2013 - 01:03

A positive work climate leads to and sustains motivation, high performance and better results in health care. This two-page document provides tools to assess the prevailing work climate in an organization, then suggests specific managerial leadership and operational practices to improve the climate.