Community Engagement & Evaluation

WHO WE ARE

Our Community Engagement and Evaluation program designs, implements and evaluates projects within health, education, workforce development entities to achieve outcomes based on evidence-based quality standards in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our program team consists of community engagement and evaluation professionals whose mission is to assist local and state organizations and governmental entities to achieve desired outcomes in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The Community Engagement and Evaluation program has been successful in customizing tools and procedures to meet the needs of these sponsors and is uniquely positioned to contribute to new and continuing interventions based upon numerous and productive working relationships with state and local partners.

What We Do

Our Community Engagement and Evaluation program conducts data collection and analysis by using various research methods (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups, database applications, content analysis, archival data analysis). The program team uses its technical expertise to design instruments, collect data, analyze results, and facilitate program improvement planning. The team examines discrepancies between current conditions and desired states to support stakeholders in identifying needs and prioritizing actionable solutions.

Program and process evaluation are also Community Engagement and Evaluation program team areas of expertise. We develop customized solutions to questions about program and process effectiveness through a combination of research-based approaches — both quantitative and qualitative. To fulfill this mission, our program offers a full complement of planning evaluation services ranging from logic model development to outcomes definition to random assignment evaluation experiments. In addition, we have developed a formal evaluation process based on the concepts of “outcomes- based funding.” This process allows project funders to fill the role of investor and provides tools for making decisions about the best investment of resources to achieve desired outcomes. We work with clients and stakeholders to ensure processes and outcomes based on evidence-based quality standards.

SPONSORS

We customize tools and procedures to meet the needs of sponsors and are uniquely positioned to contribute to new and continuing interventions based upon productive working relationships with state and local partners.

  • Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council
  • Governor’s Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives
  • United Way of Central Ohio
  • Ohio Departments of Education, Mental Health, Health, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Program Team