Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Adapting Evaluations of Governmental Public Health and Behavioral Health Programs During Covid-19 by Lisa Bowers

Hello! I’m Lisa Bowers, MS, Research Specialist at the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. Our center is an outreach and research unit working with local, state and federal agencies to provide consultation, coordination, and evaluation in a variety of areas. I primarily work on projects in public health and behavioral health for the State …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Research Clearinghouses Can Help Guide Government Program Evaluations by Steven Lize

Hi, I’m Steven Lize, program chair of the Government Evaluation TIG. I currently work as a technical assistance officer on the Results First initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Before that, I worked as a senior legislative analyst for the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability evaluating state programs. Evaluations in …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Mind the Gap: Considerations When Using Scientific Publications in Evaluations by Melissa Day

Hello! My name is Melissa Day, Ph.D., and I’m a scientific analyst with Clarivate’s Web of Science consulting team. I wrangle mostly publication-based data for government, corporate, and academic clients. For many government research grants, scientific publications are one indicator of success and impact. Funders often want to identify and promote grantee results, especially highly-cited …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Striving for Balance as the Crises Keep Coming: Working in Evaluation in Public Health in 2020 by Kathryn Lowerre

My name is Kathryn Lowerre and I serve as the evaluation team lead in the Epidemiology and Response Division’s Overdose Prevention Program at the New Mexico Department of Health.  At the end of March 2020, I became part of the health department’s COVID-19 response, first as a case investigator and more recently helping support a …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Aligning Strategies to Broader USG Policies by Natalie Donahue

Hi!  My name is Natalie Donahue and I am the Chief of Evaluation in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State.  ECA leads public diplomacy outreach efforts for the Department through a number of exchange programs designed to build friendly, peaceful relations between Americans and citizens of other …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week by Chris Voegeli and Krystal Tomlin

Hi everyone, we are Chris Voegeli and Krystal Tomlin and we are the chair and former chair of the Government Evaluation TIG. This week is sponsored by the Government Evaluation TIG, and we have some great posts for you this week. The topics include experiences evaluating during the time of COVID, scientific publications as indicators …

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The 2021 Annual Call for 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 2021. 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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CP TIG Week: The Stories our Communities Tell: How Evaluations Can Promote Equity and Parity in Access to Service Provision by Martha Hernandez-Martinez & Lumarie Orozco

Hello everyone! We are Martha Hernandez-Martinez, MPA & Lumarie Orozco, MA,  community psychologists currently working at Casa de Esperanza, a national advocacy organization on domestic violence focusing on Latino communities. Through the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN), Casa de Esperanza’s national clearinghouse for policy, training, and research, we provide training and …

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CP TIG Week: How Community Psychology Values Influence Your Evaluation by Sonji Jones, Judah Viola, & Cari Patterson

Greetings! We are Sonji Jones, Judah Viola, and Cari Patterson, affiliated with National Louis University’s Community Psychology doctoral program. We find overlap between core Community Psychology values and those for evaluation. Following are examples of how three core values emblematic of Community Psychology – empowerment, participatory approaches, and social justice – come together in our …

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CP TIG Week: Building Relationships for Community Transformation: Engaging the Community by Brittany Cook

Hi! I’m Brittany Cook, Ph. D., with the Wandersman Center. I’m trained as a clinical-community psychologist, so the principles of community psychology are always in the forefront of how I approach evaluation work. One of the partners of our center that I work closely with is Serve & Connect, a community non-profit founded by fellow …

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