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Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources

Best Practices in Rural Regional Mobility
Details a report on the best practices of state transit programs that fill the gaps between intercity and rural public transportation. Highlights effective program case studies from across the country and presents a detailed toolkit for program development.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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State Office of Rural Health Roadmap for Working with Vulnerable Hospitals
Toolkit designed to assist State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) when working with vulnerable hospitals and communities. Outlines the types of technical assistance (TA) that SORHs may provide before and after hospital closures and includes resources to help SORHs facilitate that assistance. Provides a self-assessment to help SORHs determine their capacity and select the appropriate levels of TA, as well as sample Critical Access Hospital needs assessments and benchmarking reports.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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ROI Toolkit: A Guide for Conducting a Return on Investment Analysis of Your Community Health Worker Health Program
A step-by-step guide to help healthcare organizations learn and understand the key elements for conducting a return on investment analysis for their community health worker (CHW) program. Requires free login to access.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: MHP Salud
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Evaluating Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Interventions: Lessons Learned From CDC's Prevention Research Centers
Evaluations of 7 initiatives designed to promote healthy behaviors in various urban and rural areas. Includes descriptions of programs with breakdowns by study design, data sources, analysis methods, intended users, and evaluation questions.
Author(s): Sally Honeycutt, Jennifer Leeman, William J. McCarthy, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
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Population-Centered Risk- and Evidence-Based Dental Interprofessional Care Team (PREDICT): Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
Discusses the implementation of the program PREDICT, Population-Centered Risk- and Evidence-Based Dental Interprofessional Care Team. Determines the program's usefulness as an evaluation tool for new delivery models and payment structures to improve dental care and oral health for low-income children and mothers in rural Oregon.
Author(s): Joana Cunha-Cruz, Peter Milgrom, R. Michael Shirtcliff, et al.
Citation: Trials, 16, 278
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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Building the Evaluation Capacity of Local Programs Serving American Indian/Alaska Native Populations: Lessons Learned
Describes technical assistance provided to help tribal communities develop their evaluation capacity so they could show that the substance abuse prevention programs they were undertaking were effective. Includes discussion of facilitators and challenges related to building evaluation capacity.
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Program Evaluation Workshop Materials for State Flex Programs
Includes presentations and workshop materials regarding program evaluation, demonstrating value and outcomes, project management, logic models, return on investment, evaluation best practices, and Rural Hospital Performance Improvement projects for state Flex programs.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Federal Grant Writing Manual
Assists grant applicants in writing federal grant proposals. Provides information on the different components of a grant application, including how to develop the goals and objectives, budget, work plan, project sustainability, and evaluation.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Best Practice Guidelines for Implementing and Evaluating Community Health Worker Programs in Health Care Settings
Assists healthcare agencies in collaborating with CHWs or integrating them into interdisciplinary care teams. Addresses gaps in the CHW literature and assists healthcare administrators, public health professionals, healthcare providers, CHWs, and communities in designing and implementing CHW interventions. Highlights 7 CHW models including care coordinators, health educators, and promotoras in rural, migrant communities.
Author(s): Melissa Gutierrez Kapheim, Jamie Campbell
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
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Emergency Department Super Utilizer Programs: Rural Health Systems Analysis and Technical Assistance Project
Explores the design, implementation, operation, and assessment of a super utilizer program for rural hospitals to improve participant health, reducing emergency department (ED) visits, and decrease hospital charges. Describes super utilizer patients as those who often present to the ED with chronic and low acuity health concerns that are inappropriately addressed in a ED setting designed to care for acute, episodic, and emergent health conditions.
Author(s): Christopher D. Stamy, A. Clinton MacKinney
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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