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Project Title

Evaluation Technical Assistance for NYSHealth Foundation Grantees: Phase 11

Grant Amount

$167,233

Priority Area

Other

Date Awarded

October 1, 2019

Region

NYC

Statewide

Status

In Progress

Website

https://med.nyu.edu/

Smaller, nonacademic organizations often lack the experience, time, and resources needed to conduct and implement evaluations that are critical to effective program execution and sustainability.

To address this need among its own grantees, NYSHealth began funding in 2008 a technical assistance initiative that offers additional support in strengthening the evaluation aspects of grantee projects. With funding from NYSHealth, the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine has provided direct assistance to selected grantees, held training workshops for grantees, and created an online evaluation toolkit to be used by potential NYSHealth applicants and current grantees. Through continued support from NYSHealth, the evaluation technical assistance program has built on the successes of previous years. In 2019, NYSHealth awarded NYU a grant to continue this initiative for NYSHealth grantees.

Under this grant, NYU will hold two evaluation technical assistance workshops for new NYSHealth grantees. These workshops will cover a range of topics, including developing a logic model; designing and implementing a process evaluation; developing an outcome evaluation strategy; developing a survey plan; coding and analyzing qualitative data; and identifying and using secondary data. The NYU evaluation team will continue to offer one-hour consultations with all new grantees who are candidates for the evaluation workshops. Following each workshop, the evaluation team will offer customized technical assistance to participants, reaching out to interested grantees to review the type of assistance needed. This individual support could range from an hour-long session to a 40-hour engagement over the course of the year, depending on each grantee’s needs. The online evaluation toolkit will be promoted to potential NYSHealth applicants and current grantees. Finally, NYU will continue to maintain an online evaluation technical assistance forum to facilitate interaction among fellow grantees on evaluation issues.

Related Grants:
Phase 1: $253,635

Phase 2: $220,301

Phase 3: $166,979

Phase 4: $151,670

Phase 5: $148,297

Phase 6: $149,553

Phase 7: $151,579

Phase 8: $154,690

Phase 9: $161,255

Phase 10: $163,005

 

See a Q&A with Dr. Carolyn Berry, who has led the technical assistance initiative since its inception.