Evaluation 2018 AEA Annual Conference

The American Evaluation Association's (AEA) 32nd Annual Conference will take place October 29-November 3 in Cleveland, Ohio. NORC staff will attend and present at the event.

Evaluation 2018 brings together evaluators, evaluation scholars, students, and evaluation users from around the world to assemble, share, and learn from the successes of the international discipline and practice of evaluation. The theme of the 2018 conference is Speaking Truth to Power.

NORC staff presentations include:

Health Evaluation (TIG Multipaper): Adapting the Systematic Screening Assessment and Evaluability Assessment to Assess Organizational Readiness for Implementing a Hypertension Management Program

NORC Staff: Michelle Spafford (Additional Author)
Oct 31, 2018, 5:45 PM - 06:30 PM
Room: CC - 26B

Evaluators have an opportunity to play a powerful role in scaling and spreading practice-based evidence in communities with the greatest health needs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) developed an adaptation of the Systematic Screening Assessment (SSA) and Evaluability Assessment (EA) to identify a multi-site health system to replicate an effective patient-centered Hypertension Management Program (HMP). The project aims to replicate and evaluate the HMP in a health system that primarily serves high need patients. The adapted SSA/EA was implemented over 5 months and yielded 26 potential replication sites, 3 evaluability assessments, and a health system selected for program replication and evaluation. The presenter will describe how methods were adapted to assess organizational readiness; lessons learned for integrating pre-evaluation methods into program replication efforts; and the powerful role evaluators play in replicating interventions for those that need it most.


Systems in Evaluation (Demonstration): Building, Evaluating, and Measuring Collective Capacity to Speak Truth to Power

NORC Staff: Margaret B. Hargreaves
Nov 02, 2018, 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Hilton - Superior Ballroom C

It takes collective capacity to build a movement that can effectively advocate for policy and systems change. New systems-informed frameworks and measures are being developed and tested to evaluate this powerful phenomenon. Margaret Hargreaves has been working with foundations, initiatives, and communities, to develop and test systems-informed collective community capacity frameworks and measures for systems change initiatives addressing adverse childhood experiences, reforming juvenile justice, developing opportunity ecosystems, and building healthy communities. In this demonstration session, she will present these frameworks and measures and discuss their application with the funders/clients of projects for The California Endowment, the MacArthur Foundation, the Change in Mind initiative, and the American Public Human Services Association.

Visit the conference website: Eval18extlink