Health Evaluation

Evaluation Accountability: Why Share Early Artifacts of an Evaluation by Goldie MacDonald and Jeff Engel

Hello, we’re Goldie MacDonald, Associate Director for Evaluation in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Jeff Engel, Executive Director of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. We co-chair the Digital Bridge Evaluation Committee comprised of professionals from state and local health departments, federal …

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The Classroom as Clinical Laboratory: Reflections on Community-Based Participatory Narrative Medicine by Jonathan Chou and Ianthe Schepel

We’re Jonathan Chou and Ianthe Schepel, medical students in Los Angeles and Oxford, respectively. We graduated from Columbia University’s master’s program in Narrative Medicine in 2015, and over the last three years, we’ve been developing a new model of narrative medicine practice called “community-based participatory narrative medicine” (CBPNM). In CBPNM, patients and other community members …

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Cultural responsive evaluation in reproductive health programs targeting Latinos by Maritza Concha

Hello, I am Maritza Concha, the Principal Evaluator and owner of Covian Consulting, My expertise is primarily with evaluating programs that target the Latino community and other communities that are hard to reach such as refugees and victims of human trafficking. Growing up in a Latino family, I have been exposed to cultural beliefs that …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Naomi Hall-Byers on the Importance of Social and Cultural Context in Culturally Responsive Evaluation by Naomi Hall-Byers

Greetings! I am Naomi Hall-Byers, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. I am also a 2017 Minority Serving Institution fellow. During last year’s annual conference, my cohort and I explored the intersection between the social determinants of health (SDOH) and culturally responsive evaluation (CRE). SDOH are social and environmental …

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Conducting Evaluation in Academic Medical Centers by Anne Vo and Jacob Schreiber

Hi there! We’re Anne Vo, Ph.D., Director of the Keck Evaluation, Institutional Reporting, and Assessment (KEIRA) Office at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Jacob Schreiber, Evaluation Assistant at KEIRA. Today, we offer reflections on what we’ve learned about conducting evaluation within an academic medical center—an environment that offers rich opportunities to observe, …

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Providing Pediatric Asthma Home Visits by Community Health Workers – Lessons Learned by David McCarthy

Hi! I’m David McCarthy, a 4th year medical student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. I had the opportunity to get involved in the Prevention Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF), a project run by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that works to combat treatable chronic medical conditions by integrating clinical and community interventions. I …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Kate Cartwright on When Best Practices Miss the Mark: Health Equity and Evaluation Design

I am Kate Cartwright, a 2016 AEA Minority Serving Institution Fellow and an Assistant Professor of Health Administration in the School of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I study racial and ethnic health equity in regard to healthcare access, quality, and outcomes. As an evaluator who values health equity, the …

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LAWG Week: Valerie Hutcherson and Rebekah Hudgins on Building an Early Childhood Health and Education Strategy Using a Developmental Evaluation Approach

We are Valerie Hutcherson and Rebekah Hudgins, Research and Evaluation Consultants with the Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) (gafcp.org). Started with 15 communities in 1991, Family Connection is the only statewide network of its kind in the nation with collaboratives in all 159 counties dedicated to the health and well-being of families and communities. Through …

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Mariel Harding on Measuring What Works to Achieve Health Equity

Hi all, I’m Mariel Harding, a Program Coordinator with Prevention Institute (PI). PI is a national non-profit dedicated to improving community health and well-being by building momentum for effective primary prevention. PI has 18 years’ experience advancing policy and supporting communities in improving environments for health and health equity. When gathering data on health, we …

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Julie Goldman on Public Health Resources to Support Evaluation Work

Hello! I’m Julie Goldman, a librarian at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Lamar Soutter Library. I want to introduce you to a number of high-quality public health resources, most of them freely available, and all that can help you as evaluators understand and support your communities, your research, and your work. Public health information …

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