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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Increasing Long-term Sustainability by Building in-house Capacity in Evaluation: Community/Academic Partnerships
3180.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Increasing Long-term Sustainability by Building in-house Capacity in Evaluation: Community/Academic Partnerships
Community health care organizations (CHCOs) serving medically underserved populations often lack the in-house capacity needed to evaluate their programs' outcomes. Having the in-house capacity for designing, conducting and presenting evaluation results can be a determining factor in a CHCO's long-term sustainability in this era of increased competition for limited funding. An innovative program that partners CHCOs and academia, with funding support from the Johnson & Johnson Community HealthCare Program, is helping bridge this evaluation gap by translating knowledge into practice. This session will illustrate how in-house capacity has been built using an evaluation methodology specifically developed to provide a standardized approach that can also be adapted to the needs of individual CHCOs.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participants will be able to: 1. Describe the main components necessary for successful community/academic partnerships that aim to improve in-house capacity in the design and implementation of program evaluation. 2. List the steps necessary to increase in-house capacity for program monitoring and evaluation. 3. Identify the major challenges that CHCOs face in implementing an evaluation plan. 4. Discuss how the capacity building methodology can be adapted to meet the specific needs of individual CHCOs.
Organizer(s):Fannie Fonseca-Becker, DrPH
Moderator(s):Fannie Fonseca-Becker, DrPH
12:30 PMIncreasing long-term sustainability by building in-house capacity in evaluation: Lessons learned from 22 community/academic partnerships in 12 states  [ Recorded presentation ]
Fannie Fonseca-Becker, DrPH
12:50 PMDoes the elimination of the transportation barrier improve use of preventive health care among underserved populations in Alabama? A community-academic partnership is helping one non-profit organization answer that question  [ Recorded presentation ]
Amy L. Boore, MPH, Kathleen Cleveland, BS, Tracy B. Smith, BS, Marsha Hinkle, Russell Jackson, Fannie Fonseca-Becker, DrPH
1:10 PMBuilding the in-house capacity of a community health care program in evaluating a modified DOT HIV medication management program among homeless drug users living with HIV  [ Recorded presentation ]
Thomas E. Guadamuz, MHS, M. Gerardo Ramos, BA, Grace Ricco-Peņa, RN, MS, Lawrence Li, BS, Fannie Fonseca-Becker, DrPH
1:30 PMBuilding capacity to evaluate a youth obesity prevention program in rural Georgia: A community/academic partnership  [ Recorded presentation ]
Amy Vastine-Ries, MHS, Mary Anne Shepherd, RNC, FNP, Sandra Daniel, PhD (c), RN, Fannie Fonseca-Becker, DrPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA