Discussion examples of the way evaluation is a helpRural CIT teams can be the national modelCMHC can get large federal grantsNew programs can disseminate outcomes and become a levy partner
Not-for-profit mission directed but revenue is importantFor-profit Care is important because without it there is no profit
Basic Research done in universities and laboratories. Involves the research method . Expensive.Applied Research to see if it works in the real world. Rigor control or comparison groups. Uses research method. If it works and it is practice oriented we say we have an evidence-based practice.Evaluation the practice has already been researched and shown to be effective we want to know if we get the same outcomes with our clients.
Internal evaluator -Increased capacity External evaluator – need capacity for monitoring and interaction with the evaluator. Should be in the contract.
6.6 million results when you search for “logic model”
First is there a use or does it use up precious resources?If there is a use what it is, what has happened in technology and otherwise that should influence what and how we evaluate?
2011 Distinguished Evaluator: The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati
Logic Model<br />Process Evaluations (What you do)<br />Formative Stuff<br />Outcome Evaluations (What happens because you do it)<br />Summative Stuff<br />
Logic Model (Logical Framework)<br />Activities and Outcomes Approach <br />Project theory<br />Story Approach<br />Story of why and how the project works<br />Demonstrates connections between program science, the program operations, and expected outcomes<br />
Created a mutually agreeable evaluation plan<br />HFGC created the boxes (evaluation forms) <br />Grantees filled boxes in a way that worked for them<br />HFGC shared the wisdom learned over time from successful and unsuccessful projects<br /> Evaluation plan part of mutual expectations in contract<br />
Evaluation Use<br />Grantees asked to review plan quarterly<br />Make changes if needed<br />Review next quarter<br />Get assistance from Program Officer if needed<br />HFGC learned that groups of similar grantees helped one another established grantee groups <br />Grantees provided input and plan simplified<br />
We Learned that to truly be useful that grantmaking was more than $$$<br />Workshops<br />Evaluation<br />Communications<br />Business Plan<br />Many others<br />Policy and advocacy work<br />Individual and Group consultation<br />Technical Assistance<br />
We evaluated our approaches to evaluation<br />Grantee Perception Study<br />Sustainability Study<br />Workshop Evaluations<br />
So for the rest of the day we will<br />Look at how others around the country are evaluating (PBS film)<br />Reflect on evaluation in our organizations<br />Hear a panel of experts and the wisdom of the audience<br />