Year 1 in review: Evaluation of an academic health department
A process evaluation was conducted to provide an analysis of inputs, activities, and outputs described in the logic model. All inputs and activities have been achieved as outlined in the logic model; the outputs have not all materialized. Of seven outputs, four have been implemented: the liaison has been hired; shared research projects have been completed or are ongoing; several students are involved in community service or research projects in cooperation with the health district; there is a joint publication and presentation with shared authorship. The remaining activities to be implemented include: continuing education activities conducted by faculty within the district; district staff conducting lectures in the PH program; and joint events.
Barriers to outputs delivery include: timing and scheduling conflicts, matching district needs with faculty expertise, and funding for training events. A committee consisting of participants from both entities is charged with developing strategies to address barriers.
Learning Areas:Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Describe the implementation of an academic health department Evaluate the year 1 outputs of an academic health department
Keyword(s): Community-Based Partnership & Collaboration, Evaluation
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the prinicpale investigator on academic health department research. I am the lead author on a peer-reviewed publication on academic health departments. I have a PhD in Health Education and Health Promotion.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.