Our work spans qualitative research, community assessment, logic model development, case study research, and geographic and social network analysis—all focused on boosting the success of community health initiatives, philanthropic grantmaking programs, and clinical quality improvement. We excel in metric development for hard-to-measure outcomes like community impact, sustainability, and policy change.
Areas of focus and evaluation examples are described below. Please contact any member of CCHE's leadership team for more information.
Health is about more than health care and there is increasing attention on linking patients to community resources to help them achieve health goals. CCHE has experience evaluating community health worker programs and other strategies designed to make those linkages.
CCHE has over 20 years’ experience evaluation the efforts of coalitions to improve community health. We have expertise in what makes a coalition work, and assess coalition functioning and effectiveness using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
CCHE has evaluated a number of national multi-site policy and environmental change initiatives. We take a mixed-methods approach to assessing impact, including documenting community changes and assessing population-level change. We are pioneering "population dose" methodology to estimate the impact of obesity prevention strategies.
CCHE does mixed methods evaluations that explore both implementation and clinical outcomes of quality improvement initiatives, especially those at safety net clinics. We provide technical assistance to help clinics identify, collect, and use data to drive their QI efforts.
CCHE’s work evaluating programs and initiatives that target families of young children reflect our commitment to health improvement across the lifespan.
Many of our evaluations focus on cross-sector policy and systems change strategies. We use logic models to understand contributions to community changes and the policy spectrum to assess changes in the policy environment as well as tangible outcomes.
With our deep background in public health, CCHE team members know the qualities of effective public health practice. Our evaluations focus on the impact of leadership development programs on individuals, teams, and the communities served by public health departments.
Evaluation steers our initiatives, so we picked CCHE.Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
"Curious, data-hungry story weaver" Carly Levitz explains CCHE's mixed method approach to gathering data for assessing community health projects.Through qualitative data we can begin to understand how a community's environment influences what choices are available, while quantitative data and statistics can tell us if and how measures are changing over time. Read more in GHRI's Healthy Findings Blog.
Photovoice is grassroots documentary photography where participants are given cameras and special training in taking photographs, reflecting on their meaning, and describing them with captions. The photos and captions are then displayed for public comment and discussion with policymakers.
Healthcare organizations can use Photovoice as an evaluation tool to capture the community’s viewpoint about gaps in resources and/or the effects of a program or initiative.
CCHE has experience in all phases of a Photovoice project. Read about how Photovoice is being used in Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Initiatives.
An example of a Slidedoc™ report that is easy to read on computers and mobile devices.
Contact CCHEcche@ghc.org 206-287-2035