Measurement

Process & Outcome Evaluation

Evaluate the implementation and outcomes of program and policy initiatives through a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Measuring the impact of your program or policy initiative demonstrates how your organization’s efforts over time have contributed to long-term positive change.

Services include:

  • Evaluation plan development
  • Logic model/theory of change development
  • Data collection tool development and validation
  • Data collection monitoring
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Report development (multiple format)
  • Data dashboards

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Evaluation In Action

Ventura County Behavioral Health has contracted with EVALCORP since 2012 to conduct evaluations of their Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) programs. Below is an annual evaluation report developed for PEI-funded programs.

Evaluation In Action

EVALCORP has been contracted to provide evaluation services to Waymakers as they develop and implement a community-informed statewide campaign to prevent family violence through a two-year grant from Cal OES (i.e., California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services). The primary objective of the campaign was to increase protective factors among youth and young adults to encourage healthy relationships and positive communication strategies and to prevent family violence. EVALCORP executed all measurement activities including the development of quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, data collection, analysis, reporting, and technical assistance. Below is the final evaluation report.

Needs Assessment

Our needs assessment services engage your community so that you can determine priorities, develop and implement new policies to address those priorities, or attract new funding. Service offerings include:

  • Community engagement planning & implementation:
    • Key stakeholder interviews
    • Surveys
    • Community forums
    • Focus groups
    • Trend analysis with existing data
  • Data mapping
  • Prioritization facilitation
  • Learning summits

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Needs Assessment In Action

EVALCORP has been contracted to conduct Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) within four medical service areas in the Southern California region (Kern County, Orange County, and parts of Ventura and Los Angeles County). To inform the CHNAs, EVALCORP staff facilitated over 60 key stakeholder interviews, 25 focus groups with community members, and disseminated ten community surveys. Across all data collection initiatives, EVALCORP has engaged with more than 2,700 individuals, primarily from underserved subpopulations/geographic areas within the four regions. Below is the Community Health Needs Assessment report for Kern County.

Needs Assessment In Action

As part of its three-year strategic planning process, the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation (DHCD) has partnered with EVALCORP to conduct a comprehensive, community-level assessment of behavioral and mental health needs in the Coachella Valley. This six-month assessment began in April 2019 and concluded in October 2019.

Fiscal Assessment & Evaluation

Measure your fiscal impact and determine cost effectiveness of community programs through our customized assessments that best meet your needs for information including:

  • Return on investment studies
  • Cost effectiveness assessments
  • Cost benefit analyses
  • Fiscal impact assessment
  • Resource prioritization and allocation

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Fiscal Assessment & Evaluation In Action

EVALCORP has been contracted to assist with the development of the MHSA Three-year Program and Expenditure Plan for fiscal years 2020-2023 and the fiscal year 2018-2019 Annual Update. To inform program funding for the next three years, we designed and facilitated a Community Needs Assessment to understand and prioritize community mental and behavioral health needs.

Fiscal Assessment & Evaluation In Action

EVALCORP has been contracted in 2018 to provide a countywide needs assessment of the Imperial County Library System for ensuring greater access to all county residents for public library services. As part of the Needs Assessment, library usage information was analyzed to inform funding priorities and recommendations for service enhancement.

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.“

– Peter Drucker

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