CDC Week: User-Friendly, Accessible Guidance–Framework Checklists by Tom Chapel

My name is Tom Chapel, and I’m CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer. CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health is the source document for how our programs and funded partners conduct evaluations. The Framework was first published as a scientific article–it wasn’t intended to be user-friendly guidance. Over time, we’ve created resources that are more …

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CDC Week: CDC’s Evaluation Fellowship Program—Creating Infectious Agents for Good Evaluation Practice by Sarah Gill

I’m Sarah Gill, and I work in CDC’s Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO), which is home to CDC’s Evaluation Fellowship Program. Today I’ll talk about how a simple change in the way PPEO interacts with CDC programs has produced powerful changes in their interest in and ability to do evaluation. It may offer lessons …

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CDC Week: CDC’s Evaluation Framework Turns 20! A Time for Reflection by Tom Chapel

My name is Tom Chapel, and I’m the Chief Evaluation Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As Dan mentioned yesterday, the 1999 publication of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health was the impetus for the integration of evaluation with program planning and execution at CDC. Right now we’re …

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CDC Week: CDC’s Path to Improving Program Evaluation by Dan Kidder

My name is Dan Kidder, and I’m the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit Lead in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO). In 2019, CDC is marking the 20th anniversary of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health. This week, we’ll share some history, lessons learned, resources, and …

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Show us your 2020 Vision! Let’s Rock the 2019 AEA Vote! by Sheila B Robinson

Hello AEA members! Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with an important message about the AEA elections. The  ballot is now open for our 2020 President-elect and Members-at-Large of AEA’s Board of Directors. Unfortunately, AEA member voting has been historically low. Let’s do better this year! Hot Tip: Don’t recognize some of the names? …

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IC TIG Week: How does white fragility impact our evaluations? By Rita Fierro

For the past two years, the Independent Consulting TIG has had a book club, designed to help evaluation professionals get out of our silos. I am grateful to Michelle Molina for saying yes to adding White Fragility as an option. I’m Rita Fierro, founder of Fierro Consulting, LLC and I co-facilitated the sessions with Michelle. …

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IC TIG Week: Building Collaborative Communities for Systemic Change and Improvement by Tamara Hamai

My name is Tamara Hamai, and I am President of Hamai Consulting, an evaluation firm focused on improving child well-being from cradle through career.  Some of our current and past projects are with Collective Impact initiatives and countywide networks of organizations collaborating to create systems-level improvements to better support children and families. We are facilitators …

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IC TIG Week: Making Connections and Building Community as an Independent Consultant by Cate Samuelson

Hello, my name is Cate Samuelson. I currently work as both an independent consultant and an internal evaluator. I began working as an independent consultant in 2007, and two years ago, I started Collaborative Solutions, an equity-focused research and evaluation consulting business. Being an independent consultant does not mean you have to work alone. I’ve …

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IC TIG Week: Testing the Waters through Part-time Consulting by Rocele Estanislao

Greetings from Los Angeles! My name is Rocele Estanislao and I have worked in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector for over 15 years in program evaluation and data management. I have thought of becoming an independent consultant; however, for various reasons haven’t taken the final leap. During the last three years, I started thinking about …

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IC TIG Week: Great (Master)minds Think Alike by Nina Sabarre

Hi, there! My name is Nina Sabarre and I am the Founder and Principal of Intention 2 Impact, LLC. Today’s post is about the importance of peer mentoring to advance evaluation business ventures, and a new mastermind initiative through the Independent Consulting TIG (IC TIG)! I am currently pursuing my PhD in Evaluation and Applied …

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