As director of the Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE), Maggie Jones oversees CCHE’s evaluation portfolio and has led many of CCHE’s large-scale evaluation efforts. Her evaluation approach emphasizes the need for evaluation to be collaborative, dynamic, timely, and useful to help improve the effectiveness of programs and inform strategic planning and decision-making about future programs and investments.
Ms. Jones’s evaluation portfolio includes a broad range of evaluations of multi-site, multi-stakeholder initiatives aimed at improving health and equity. This has included evaluations of initiatives related to improvements and innovations in the health care safety net, cross-sector community health improvement, health advocacy and policy, health equity, learning collaboratives, and public health leadership.
In all of her work, Ms. Jones focuses on providing organizations with the information, tools, and resources they need to more effectively achieve their goals and build their evaluation capacity. To advance evaluation practice, she has contributed to CCHE’s development of methods and frameworks to:
Ms. Jones also brings expertise in evaluation design, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, and synthesis and communication of results, as well as using those results to inform strategy.
Prior to her work with CCHE, she evaluated public health training programs at the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice and worked for a small non-profit in Minnesota to build more culturally competent practices within public health and health care systems in the Twin Cities.
Ms. Jones has a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and a Master of Public Health in community-based public health practice from the University of Washington.
CCHE is devising new ways to find the interventions that most benefit community health and how best to measure them.