Project Title

Evaluation Technical Assistance for NYHealth Grantees: Phase 7

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Date Awarded

November 3, 2015








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, NYHealth began funding in 2008 a technical assistance initiative that offers additional assistance in strengthening the evaluation aspects of grantee projects. With funding from NYHealth, 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 NYHealth applicants. Through follow-up grants from NYHealth, the evaluation technical assistance program has built on the successes of the previous grants. In 2015, NYHealth awarded NYU a grant to continue this successful initiative for NYHealth grantees.

Under this grant, NYU continued to hold evaluation technical assistance workshops: Workshop A took place in January 2016 and Workshop B in June 2016. These workshops covered 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 continued to offer one-hour consultations with all new grantees who are candidates for the evaluation workshops. Following each workshop, the evaluation team reached out to interested grantees to review the type of assistance needed. An expected 15 organizations received this individualized assistance during the grant period. The online evaluation toolkit developed in Phase 2 was promoted to potential NYHealth applicants and current grantees. Finally, NYU continued to maintain an online evaluation technical assistance forum to facilitate interaction with 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