Evolution of Evaluation

June 8, 2021
11 am PT /  12 pm Noon MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
1 hour in duration
Member Price: Free

Evaluation is one of the most critical and yet most challenging aspects of managing community programs. But, the science of evaluation has evolved over the past two decades, with new approaches and expanded tools, which give us confidence that our results are meaningful and useful. During this webinar, we will briefly revisit the basic steps of evaluating community health programs, highlight evaluation reporting required by the IRS, discuss the realistic limits of evaluation studies, and explore databases, frameworks, and tools to facilitate evaluation studies that are accepted by scientists and compelling to lay and professional stakeholders. The webinar will include real-world examples and a list of current references.


Dr. Connie Evashwick, FACHE, CPH, CAE
Dr. Evashwick’s multifaceted career has included positions in academia, consulting, association and direct health care operations management. She has been vice president of long-term care for two major health care systems and consulted with health systems, hospitals, and long-term care organizations. Dr. Evashwick held an endowed chair at California State University Long Beach, served as the Dean of the SLU School of Public Health and Professor of Health Management & Policy, and was the Senior Director of Academic Programs for the Association of Schools of Public Health. Her expertise includes the continuum of care and long-term care delivery systems and health professions education. More recently she has focused on hospital community benefit and public health systems.

Dr. Evashwick holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s and doctoral degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is credentialed in public health (CPH) and association management (CAE) and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Penrose Jackson
Ms. Jackson served as the director of The University of Vermont Medical Center’s department of Community Health Improvement for 15 years until the end of 2018. Ms. Jackson now serves as a consultant to several organizations for project management, strategy development, and fund-raising. She is also a Review Editor for Frontiers in Public Health, “Public Health Policy,” publications.

Ms. Jackson’s experience on non-profit boards in the community is extensive, including service as chair of the Greater Burlington YMCA, Women Helping Battered Women, the Ethan Allen Homestead, First Night Burlington, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, among others. She has received national (the Association for Community Health’s “Spirit of the Community” leadership award) and local (the Lake Champlain Regional Commerce’s “Community Excellence” award) recognition for her commitment to community. In 2011 she received a Certificate in Community Benefit from Saint Louis University. Ms. Jackson lives and gardens in Hinesburg, Vermont, with her husband, Schuyler, and dog, Zim.


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