In January 2003, the Connecticut Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health though research, technical assistance and grant-making, awarded ten, three year grants across the state to impact racial and ethnic health disparities. Projects funded address aims ranging from increasing diversity of the healthcare workforce and raising institutional cultural competence to increasing access to community driven health promotion programs and activities. As independent evaluators, we were contracted by CHF to assess the effectiveness of their Multicultural Health Initiative. Our evaluation plan consists of using quantitative and qualitative research strategies to assess short, intermediate, and long-term outcomes of the grantee programs and the Initiative as a whole. Ultimately, findings from each of these research strategies will be integrated in a final report addressing the impact of grantee programs on their agencies, their community and, where applicable, the larger healthcare system.
Miriam E. Delphin, Ph.D., Co-Evaluator
Resources to offer:
Technical assistance related to logic model development, program design and evaluation, measure development, database design, data analytic strategies, reporting data, and use of evaluation data for sustainability purposes.