Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Following Up to Drive Change by Janet Mou Pataky and Diana Tindall

Hi, we are Janet Mou Pataky, Manager of Accountability & Evaluation and Diana Tindall, Evaluator with the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI). RHI is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization that drives innovation in spinal cord injury (SCI) research. We evaluate SCI research programs and projects. Until recently, Diana was an external evaluator. One of the first things …

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Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Promoting the Use of Action Plans Through Technical Assistance to Grantees by Robin Kuwahara and Maureen Wilce

Hello, I am Robin Kuwahara and I am Maureen Wilce, and we are evaluation technical advisors with the National Asthma Control Program (NACP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Our role is to provide technical assistance to help our partners at state or territorial asthma programs conduct evaluations and use their findings.    …

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Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Engaging Stakeholders in Action Planning by Amy Griffin

My name is Amy Griffin, Senior Evaluation Consultant at The Consultation Center at Yale.  In my role as an external evaluator, I use a variety of tools to engage clients and other stakeholders in evaluation design, implementation, and utilization of findings. Admittedly, I had not given the action plan much consideration in my work with …

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Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Use of Stakeholder Prioritization in Evaluation Action Planning by Kellie Baxter

Hi, I’m Kellie Baxter with the Utah Asthma Program. I coordinate the Utah Asthma Home Visiting Program, an in-home asthma education program. Six months after the launch of this program, our Evaluator Holly Uphold completed a process evaluation to help improve implementation of the program. The evaluation produced many recommendations. Implementing all of these recommendations …

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Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Incorporating the Use of Post-evaluation Action Planning Into Program Planning by Judi Magaldi

Greetings, I am Judi Magaldi with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). I began my journey with the ISDH Asthma Program (Program) in 2013 as the communication coordinator and evaluator. My role has changed over the years. I now occupy the position of Asthma Program Director and share evaluation duties with the Program Epidemiologist. …

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Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Enhance Utilization with Post-evaluation Action Planning by Kylie Hutchinson

Hello! I’m Kylie Hutchinson (also known as @EvaluationMaven), an independent evaluation consultant with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation and author of three evaluation and program planning books: A Short Primer on Innovative Evaluation Reporting, Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned, and Survive and Thrive: Three Steps to Securing Your Program’s Sustainability. …

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The 2019 Call for AEA365 Blog Posts by Sheila B Robinson

Greetings aea365 readers AND authors! I’m Sheila B Robinson, Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. Recently, I wrote this post asking what you would like to read on aea365 in 2019. Thanks to those who offered ideas! Now, I’m writing to ask YOU to consider contributing on one of these, or any other evaluation-related topics. Lesson Learned: Readers …

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NME Week: Building Partnerships in Sexual Violence Prevention by Nancy Breton

Hello AEA! My name is Nancy Breton, and I am the Sexual Violence Prevention Evaluator with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH). Much of my work focuses on ensuring state-funded sexual violence prevention education programs within New Mexico middle and high schools are effective, impactful, and sustainable. Over time, I noticed themes of behavior …

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NME Week – Introducing Evaluation: A View from One Museum by Tamara Grybko

Hi, I’m Tamara Grybko, Program Data & Evaluation Manager at Explora Science Center & Children’s Museum in Albuquerque, NM. I’m also a member of the New Mexico Evaluators Board. I developed an interest in evaluation early on, and I have grown my evaluation skills while serving in various roles in a number of informal learning …

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NME Week: The Importance of Being Present by Scott Hughes

Scott Hughes here from Albuquerque, NM where I serve on research faculty at the Cradle to Career Policy Institute of the University of New Mexico and as current president of the New Mexico Evaluators. Almost a century and a quarter ago, Oscar Wilde wrote the farcical comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, in which his …

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