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19th NCHN Annual Educational Conference • National Cooperative of Health Networks Association, Inc.
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all that jazz
featured session

What's your evidence?

A Pre-Conference Workshop with
Gwen Martin, Ph.D, Evalytics &
Becky Melzer, M.A., Evaluation Edge
and Leticia Manning, HRSA/ORHP and Toniann Richard, Healthcare Collaborative of Rural Missouri

April 16, 2013 | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM CT | New Orleans, Louisiana

NCHN announces the Pre-Conference Workshop “GOT OUTCOMES? What’s your evidence?” to be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 12:30 PM CT – 4:00 PM CT at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This interactive workshop held in conjunction with the 2013 NCHN Annual Educational Conference – “All that Jazz!” will take participants through the what, why, how and when of program evaluation outcomes with an emphasis on evidence-based outcomes in the first half of the three hour workshopDuring the second half of the workshop, participants will work on examples from their own health network of creating and incorporating appropriate outcomes.       

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to define evaluation outcomes, evidence-based outcomes and difference between the two; know the process of creating and incorporating appropriate outcomes into their programs and organization; and, understand the value of measurement to improving, growing, and sustaining their health network. 

Gwen Martin Becky Melzer Toniann Richard Leticia Manning
Gwen Martin, Ph.D. Becky Melzer, M.A. Toniann Richard Leticia Manning

Gwen Martin, Ph.D., Evalytics, LLC and Becky Melzer, M.A. will facilitate the workshop.  Both are nationally recognized evaluators with many years of experience in program evaluation and research and are currently working in health care and health network areas.  The workshop will be highly interactive, use examples from health networks and provide ample time for questions and discussion.

Toniann Richard, Executive Director of the award-winning Healthcare Collaborative of Rural Missouri, will share how she has implemented evidence-based outcomes into her network evaluation process and Leticia Manning, Public Health Analyst with the Office of Rural Health Policy - Community Based Division, will discuss how ORHP is moving toward evidence-based outcome metrics for their Rural Health Network Development Grant programs. 

Participants will learn:

  • What program evaluation outcomes are and how to create appropriate ones.
  • What evidence-based outcomes are and how they are differentiated from traditional outcomes.
  • Why evidence-based outcomes are important and why outcomes in general are critical to sustaining and growing a health network.
  • How to create and incorporate appropriate outcomes for one of their programs (the process).
  • When to begin thinking about program evaluation outcomes.

Participants will be presented with:

  • Information from HRSA about the move toward evidence-based outcomes in their grant-making.
  • Information and examples of technological tools – dashboards – that can bring multiple programs’ outcomes together strategically.

This interactive workshop is highly recommended for all network leaders and is being offered at a very reasonable cost to encourage broad representation and participation from a variety of networks.

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