It’s been another unusual year for us all, and that includes our work at PRA! We used our experiences from 2020 to hone our virtual technical assistance provision and continued bringing communities around the country high-quality, valuable technical assistance. In 2021, our Word of the Year was gratitude—thanks and appreciation for our staff, our partners, the communities with whom we work. We are so grateful for the opportunity to serve you and to continue creating positive social change, even during this difficult time.
As we prepare for a new year of creating positive social change, we’d like to take a step back and reflect on our accomplishments in 2021. Let’s take a look at it from the numbers:
- 4: We have refined and expanded our values and guiding principles to intentionally and comprehensively address our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; highlight our business goals; and underscore our company culture. We live our four core values of commitment, inclusion, respect, and integrity every day and use them to create positive social change.
- 6: We are proud to be a six-time awardee of the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index. The health and wellness of our employees are critical to our organizational success, and we are thrilled to be once again awarded silver-level recognition.
- 30: Our work makes an incredible impact—and we’ve tracked over 30 practices and policies changed as a result of our efforts. These changes include the creation of a Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence in Maryland.
- 277: 2021 was another largely virtual year for PRA and its projects—but that did not slow down our technical assistance delivery! We held 277 virtual meetings in 2021, reaching over 43,500 attendees! We are thrilled that our national reach has only expanded over the last year.