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Project Title

Evaluation Technical Assistance for NYSHealth Grantees: Phase 12

Grant Amount

$167,441

Priority Area

Other

Date Awarded

September 23, 2020

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 2020, NYSHealth awarded NYU a grant to continue this initiative for NYSHealth grantees.

Under this grant, NYU will hold two virtual evaluation technical assistance workshops for new NYSHealth grantees. As a result of ongoing office closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2021, NYU will also adapt its successful program to a remote environment, offering content through monthly, interactive webinar learning sessions. The workshops 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. After each monthly session, NYU will host open “office hours” virtual sessions to further troubleshoot grantees’ technical assistance questions. Following each webinar, the evaluation team will also reach out to interested grantees to review their needs and offer customized technical assistance.

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
Phase 11: $167,233

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