Evaluation Use in Complex Multi-Site Settings: Balancing the Needs of Diverse Stakeholders

Session Number: 2889
Track: Use and Influence of Evaluation
Session Type: TIG Multipaper
Session Chair: Nora F. Murphy [President & Founding Member - TerraLuna Collaborative]
Presenter 1: Rodney K Hopson [George Mason University]
Presenter 2: Jennifer Yessis [Scientist - Propel at University of Waterloo]
Presentation 1 Additional Author: Crystal Barksdale [SRA International, Inc.]
Presentation 1 Additional Author: Yendelea Cuffee [SRA International, INc.]
Presentation 1 Additional Author: Jennifer Kenyon
Time: Oct 27, 2016 (01:00 PM - 01:45 PM)
Room: M301

Abstract 1 Title: Easier Said than Done: Balancing Effective Recommendations in an Evaluation of the HHS Office of Minority Health’s National CLAS Standards in Health and Health Care Organizations
Presentation Abstract 1:

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed and released the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (the National CLAS Standards) in 2001, to operationalize a clear approach to implementing culturally and linguistically appropriate services. The National CLAS Standards were updated and re-released in 2013, providing a blueprint for health and health care organizations (HHCOs) to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate disparities. The project examined the processes of awareness, knowledge acquisition, adoption, and implementation of the National CLAS Standards. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach to address 13 evaluation questions about the National CLAS Standards in HHCOs, this presentation will focus on how recommendations were developed for HHCOs through balancing competing demands and resources using an iterative and collaborative approach.


Presentation 1 Other Authors: William Rodick, George Mason University (wrodick2@masonlive.gmu.edu); and Godfrey Jacobs, SRA International, Inc. (Godfrey_Jacobs@sra.com)
Abstract 2 Title: Collaboration, capacity building and feedback: an evaluation designed to optimize learning and assess impact of a national granting program.
Presentation Abstract 2:

The RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) Learn to Play Project is a multi-year, multi-sector collaboration that brings together non-profit, private sector, government, and academic partners to integrate physical literacy principles at program and system levels in communities across Canada. Presenters will describe the developed shared measurement approach and supports for the project evaluation module for assessing the collective impact of $5 million in transformational grants over a three year period. Expertise and resources to support evaluation capacity building of over 138 grantees per year include webinars, guidebooks, online survey instruments, a survey management system, project casebook and outreach calls.  After use of survey instruments, each grantee is provided with a report of findings to facilitate grantee actions. The presenters will describe learnings after one year of incorporating the shared measurement system, along with reflections on the promises and pitfalls of innovative models for building evaluation capacity in the non-profit sector.



Audience Level: All Audiences

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