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Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources

HRSA Health Workforce Training Program Evaluation Toolkit
Evaluation framework for Primary Care Training Enhancement grantees in rural and urban areas. Provides recommendations to monitor trainee outcomes and program strategies, and includes 7 modules and related tools to be used in grant planning and in the evaluation phase.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Developing a "Toolkit" to Measure Implementation of Concurrent Palliative Care in Rural Community Cancer Centers
Reports on the implementation of an early palliative care telehealth model identified as ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends) for patients with recently diagnosed cancer and their caregivers in 4 rural cancer centers. Describes the measures used to determine early palliative care implementation and their development and testing, and the challenges and lessons learned in the implementation process.
Author(s): Lisa Zubkoff, J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Maria Pisu, et al.
Citation: Palliative & Supportive Care, 16(1), 60-72
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
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Principles to Guide Research with Tribal Communities: The Tribal HPOG 2.0 Evaluation in Action
Summarize how a literature review on conducting research and evaluation on American Indian and Alaska Native communities and the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities were applied to inform the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation approach.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Carol Hafford, Catharine Fromknecht, et al.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Informing the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation Design: A Brief Review of the Literature
Summarizes results of a literature review on approaches to conducting research and evaluation in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Also examines strategies for recruitment and retention in tribal post-secondary education, AI/AN career pathways, and tribal college workforce development programs. Describes how the literature review informed the Tribal Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation design.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Carol Hafford, Catharine Fromknecht, et al.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Promoting Integrated and Coordinated Care that Addresses Social Risk for the Dual Eligible Beneficiary Population, 2017
Describes the Measure Applications Partnership's (MAP) recent recommendations and guidance on the use of performance measures to assess and improve healthcare for dually eligible individuals/beneficiaries. Examines current measure gaps, updates to address these gaps, and measures that can help address social risk factors and health disparities. Includes a discussion on categorizing rural location as a social risk factor.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Quality Forum
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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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Rural Health Networks and Coalitions Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop or expand a rural health network or coalition. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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