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Health Evaluation TIG Week: Harnessing the Power of PowerBI to Support Evaluations by Gizelle Gopez, Kim Ho, Michele Sadler, Cathy Lesesne

Hi, we are Gizelle Gopez, Michele Sadler, Kim Ho, and Cathy Lesesne from Deloitte’s Evaluation for Research and Action Center of Excellence. As evaluation consultants, we work with federal evaluation clients to transform their data into actionable insights. Several data visualization tools have been effective in producing reports and dashboards for monitoring, data interpretation sessions, …

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Health Evaluation TIG Week: Applying Program Evaluation Frameworks for Training Development and Design by Emily Barkin

Hello! I’m Emily Barkin, a public health program evaluator at Deloitte Consulting LLP. I design and evaluate training ranging from specific health care programs (e.g., women’s health) to workforce development (e.g., clinical informaticists, data managers) to large-scale health care operations (e.g., medical claims processing). While designing training across these various landscapes, I often question: Can …

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Health Evaluation TIG Week: Data Collection for Robust Evaluations: Rigor Doesn’t Always Equate to the Same Mundane Data Collection Approach…Right? by Hope Gilbert

My name is Hope Gilbert, and I am an evaluation specialist at Deloitte Consulting LLP. Like many in our field, as we review proposals and design our methodologies in response to potential projects, our teams engage in planning sessions about the various evaluation tools we might consider and that are most appropriate for implementation. After …

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Health Evaluation TIG Week: Simple GenAI Tips and Tricks for Evaluators by Molly Linabarger

My name is Molly Linabarger and I am a part of the Evaluation and Research for Action practice at Deloitte Consulting LLP. I serve as an evaluator for government clients, helping them to assess, understand, and communicate the implementation and impact of their programs. You likely have heard about Generative Artificial Intelligence, or GenAI. Precursor …

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Health Evaluation TIG Week: Challenges to Engaging the Community for Health Evaluation by Lorin Boyce and Lori Zakalik

Hello! This is Lorin Boyce and Lori Zakalik. We are evaluators with Deloitte Consulting LLP working with U.S. federal health agencies to plan, design, and implement program evaluations. There are many creative and flexible strategies we can employ as evaluators to better engage communities with lived experience. In public health evaluation, often the communities impacted …

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Health Evaluation TIG Week: The Health Equity Indicators for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Toolkit by Lauren Toledo

Hello! My name is Lauren Toledo, an evaluator with Deloitte Consulting LLP. I work with U.S federal health agencies to plan, design, and implement program evaluations.  Rad Resource Today, I would like to highlight a new resource published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: The Health Equity Indicators …

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Health Evaluation TIG Week: Fostering a Community of Health Evaluators by Jenica Reed, Grace Bachman, Gizelle Gopez, Faiza Haq, Molly Linabarger, and Leslie Otto

Hello! I am Jenica Reed, a Chair for the Health Evaluation TIG and leader within Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Evaluation and Research for Action (ERA) practice. We are hosting this week and sharing some of our favorite lessons learned, techniques for growing skillsets, tools to aid efficiency, and engagement strategies. We value learning from colleagues and …

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STEM Education and Training TIG Week: Learning to Evaluate STEAM Programs by Julia Li

Hello! My name is Julia Li, and I am a senior researcher at Rockman et al Cooperative, an education research and evaluation firm that specializes in STEM education. In recent years, I’ve seen a growing interest in STEM programs incorporating art-based lessons as a means to inspire more STEM engagement, learning, and identity in youth and adult audiences. The inclusion of art in STEM programs can create new evaluation challenges as art is an expansive genre and subjective to interpretation.

STEM Education and Training TIG Week: Strategic Outcomes Framework for Informal STEM Education by Laura Weiss and Deborah Wasserman

Hello all- we are Laura Weiss and Deborah Wasserman, researchers with COSI’s Center for Research and Evaluation and want to share with you an exciting tool for facilitating co-created informal STEM educational program planning and evaluation.

Informal STEM learning institutions, educators, and evaluators face a unique challenge. Each institution sponsors a wide array of programming for all sorts of learners. Educational interactions can range from two- or three-minute interactions to multi-year intensive programming. Across a broad spectrum of programming contact time, and learners, how do we plan and evaluate these programs in a way that is useful to the program providers while contributing to a single understanding of institutional impact?

STEM Education and Training TIG Week: Cultural Profiles of Islander Scientists: Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Based on Context and Place by Manuel Pérez-Troncoso

Hi! I’m Manuel Pérez-Troncoso, a postdoctoral researcher and evaluator at the NSF INCLUDES SEAS Islands Alliance. I’ve been fortunate to be part of this transformative project as a researcher and now an evaluator.

For the past five years, the NSF INCLUDES SEAS Islands Alliance, a collaborative endeavor of universities and research institutions initiated by the National Science Foundation, has been at the forefront of supporting strategies and interventions to broaden the participation of young islander scientists in the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam. This initiative, known as ‘SEAS,’ spans all levels of education, from middle school to the workforce, with the overarching goal of increasing the participation in STEM of young islanders’ scientists, particularly those from underrepresented minorities.