Assessing stakeholder engagement: An evaluation of the Health and Medical Coordinating Coalitions Planning and Facilitation project
OPEM, with support from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), conducted a series of facilitated, multi-discipline discussions with stakeholders as part of the HMCC planning process. BUSPH partnered with the Institute for Community Health (ICH) to evaluate these facilitation activities. Using a mixed methods approach, ICH assessed outcomes such as knowledge of the HMCC planning process and facilitating factors and barriers faced during the facilitation phase. The data was analyzed aggregately, using descriptive statistics for quantitative items and thematic coding for qualitative.
This presentation will include an overview of the HMCC facilitation process, and outcomes from evaluation activities including in-person structured interviews with key stakeholders and BUSPH staff, post-facilitation meeting surveys, and meeting notes/observations. Lessons learned from this process will be useful for those planning to build similar coalitions to enhance emergency preparedness and response efforts.
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related research
Describe an approach to conducting an evaluation of the regional health and medical coordinating coalitions’ facilitation phase. Identify appropriate indicators to measure a regions’ readiness for developing regional HMCCs.
Keyword(s): Emergency Preparedness, Evaluation
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as an evaluator for the Health and Medical Coordinating Coalitions Planning and Facilitation Project. I have worked in the emergency preparedness and public health field for a number of years.
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.