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Cultural Competence Week: Leah Neubauer on Resources and Updates from the Practice Committee

My name is Leah Christina Neubauer. I am the President of the Chicagoland Evaluation Association and the Program Manager and an Instructor in the MPH Program at DePaul University.

Today, I am writing to extend three updates from the Practice committee of the AEA Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation Dissemination Working Group. We are working on projects to disseminate the statement and integrate the contents into evaluation practice. The following updates are shared in the form of RAD RESOURCES. Enjoy!

Rad Resources:

  1. HIV/AIDS Focused with National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC): Task Force Members Cindy Crusto and Leah Neubauer are collaborating with Robin Kelly and NMAC in the development of culturally-responsive data plans for the local and statewide HIV/AIDS response.  NMAC is focused on building leadership and healthier communities to address HIV/AIDS across the US.  For more information, check out this link:
  2. LGBT Health with George Washington University: Task Force Members Crusto and Neubauer are collaborating with Stephen Forsell to further develop culture and LGBTQI issues in evaluation. Forsell is currently leading a LGBT Health Certification program at GWU. For more information about this program, check out this link:
  3. Future Scholarship Talk with the AEA GEDI Scholars: Task Force Members Katrina Bledsoe and Neubauer joined Stewart Donaldson and the Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Scholars at the Inaugural Conference on Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) in Chicago, Illinois.  The discussion was quite lively and the time at the inaugural conference was well-spent.  For more information on GEDI or CREA, check out the hyperlinks.Clipped from 

This week, we’re diving into issues of Cultural Competence in Evaluation with AEA’s Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation Dissemination Working Group. Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.


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