Evaluating use of the community health assessment process by child & family health service projects

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158794
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluating use of the community health assessment process by child & family health service projects
Abstract:
Evaluating use of the community health assessment process by child & family health service projects
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Lovell, Mariann
P.I. Institution Name:University of Cincinnati
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 405 Procter Hall, PO Box 210038, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA
Contact Telephone:513.558.3600
Changes in funding policies, consumer expectations and state and federal agency roles led to the development of Ohio’s Public Health Plan. The nine-step Guide to Community Health Assessment (CHA), based on the Health Plan, was used by Child and Family Health Service (CFHS) Projects for FY 2000 grant applications. Following this first systematic use of the Guide, a program evaluation was conducted to 1) evaluate CFHS projects’ use of the Guide, 2) identify issues related to assessment, 3) recommend a long-range plan of CHA training for CFHS projects. Data were collected through face-to-face interviews of key project staff, using a 93-item, CHA-based survey tool. The random sample of 25% of the 80 grantee agencies was stratified by geographic region, agency type, proposal score. Data were analyzed using qualitative and quantitative techniques. Although respondents partnered with multiple agencies, many needed to hire consultants. Agencies noted a decrease in direct patient care and an increase in population-based services. Key challenges to the assessment process included: turf issues, time constraints, data handling. Differences were noted for rural and medium/low scoring grantees. Recommendations included: separate sessions for rural vs. urban/suburban areas; provide information on gathering community-specific data and synthesizing other data; facilitate regional networking.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluating use of the community health assessment process by child & family health service projectsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158794-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluating use of the community health assessment process by child &amp; family health service projects</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lovell, Mariann</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Cincinnati</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 405 Procter Hall, PO Box 210038, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">513.558.3600</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Lovellet@erinet.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Changes in funding policies, consumer expectations and state and federal agency roles led to the development of Ohio&rsquo;s Public Health Plan. The nine-step Guide to Community Health Assessment (CHA), based on the Health Plan, was used by Child and Family Health Service (CFHS) Projects for FY 2000 grant applications. Following this first systematic use of the Guide, a program evaluation was conducted to 1) evaluate CFHS projects&rsquo; use of the Guide, 2) identify issues related to assessment, 3) recommend a long-range plan of CHA training for CFHS projects. Data were collected through face-to-face interviews of key project staff, using a 93-item, CHA-based survey tool. The random sample of 25% of the 80 grantee agencies was stratified by geographic region, agency type, proposal score. Data were analyzed using qualitative and quantitative techniques. Although respondents partnered with multiple agencies, many needed to hire consultants. Agencies noted a decrease in direct patient care and an increase in population-based services. Key challenges to the assessment process included: turf issues, time constraints, data handling. Differences were noted for rural and medium/low scoring grantees. Recommendations included: separate sessions for rural vs. urban/suburban areas; provide information on gathering community-specific data and synthesizing other data; facilitate regional networking.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:24:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:24:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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