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Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources

Assessing the Research on Home Visiting Program Models Implemented in Tribal Communities Part 2: Lessons Learned about Implementation and Evaluation
Reports on the Home Visiting Evidence and Effectiveness (HomVEE) project's tribal review, which assess the effectiveness of home visiting models in tribal communities. Analyzes different implementation and evaluation strategies of home visiting models designed to accommodate American Indian and Alaska Native cultural practices and family structures.
Author(s): Andrea Mraz Esposito, Rebecca Coughlin, Armando Yanez, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Assessing the Research on Home Visiting Program Models Implemented in Tribal Communities Part 1: Evidence of Effectiveness
Reports on the Home Visiting Evidence and Effectiveness (HomVEE) project's tribal review, which assess the effectiveness of home visiting models in tribal communities. Analyzes different studies of home visiting models designed to accommodate American Indian and Alaska Native cultural practices and family structures.
Author(s): Andrea Mraz Esposito, Rebecca Coughlin, Steven Malick, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation: Evaluation Plan
Presents the evaluation approach and methods planned for the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Program. HPOG supports demonstration projects to train low-income people for healthcare occupations, and HPOG 2.0 includes five tribal grantees.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Carol Hafford, Catharine Fromknecht, et al.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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An Introduction to the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Program and Evaluation
Practice brief providing an introduction to the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation, as well as a summary from Tribal HPOG 1.0 evaluation findings and how they informed the second evaluation. HPOG supports demonstration projects to train low-income people for healthcare occupations, and HPOG 2.0 includes five tribal grantees.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Carol Hafford, Catharine Fromkne, et al.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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A Guide for Emerging Professions: Tips for Stakeholders and Advocates of Emerging Professions to Professionalize and Integrate with the Health Care System
Provides background information and constructive knowledge to help stakeholders develop strategies to change policies and structures to integrate the profession into existing healthcare systems.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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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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