An Academic-Community Collaborative for Outcomes Management to Address Health Disparities

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308067
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Academic-Community Collaborative for Outcomes Management to Address Health Disparities
Author(s):
Bicknell, Patricia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Delta
Author Details:
Patricia Bicknell, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNL, bicknell@lasalle.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

here are nearly 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, and 2.4 million of those are women diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.  A substantial racial gap in detection and survival still remains. This disparity is attributed to both later stage at detection, and poorer stage-specific survival among African American women. Women of Faith and Hope (WOFAH), is a breast cancer community outreach program working to change these statistics, especially for African-American women. Directing program planning, evaluation and outcomes management presents challenges in both time and expertise for small, non-profit organizations such as WOFAH. These challenges threaten both the opportunity to understand the impact of the care, and to acquire adequate funding. This presentation describes the process of, and findings from, an academic and community partnership focused on comprehensive program planning and evaluation. Logic models are used for outcomes development, assessment, and monitoring. This project was undertaken to address the health disparities in the screening and care of African American breast cancer patients, and those at risk, in an urban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania community. Since 2009, this collaboration has included community members, a nurse faculty partner and graduate nursing students working together to implement an evidence-based model for operation.  The collaborative projects to develop and measure outcomes from WOFAH’s program initiatives have spanned three years and have accomplished the following:
  • Developed a program evaluation plan using logic model methodology
  • Identified measurable outcomes from program goals currently in place
  • Measured outcomes to determine program quality and effectiveness
  • Conducted an IRB approved quality of life study
  • Provided evidence-based literature reviews and staff education
  • Worked with other University departments whose expertise in business and digital technologies helped to market and promote the program

The sustained and mutual benefits have been rewarding.

Keywords:
academic partnerships; outcomes management; program evaluation
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Academic-Community Collaborative for Outcomes Management to Address Health Disparitiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBicknell, Patriciaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Deltaen_GB
dc.author.detailsPatricia Bicknell, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNL, bicknell@lasalle.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308067-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>here are nearly 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, and 2.4 million of those are women diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.  A substantial racial gap in detection and survival still remains. This disparity is attributed to both later stage at detection, and poorer stage-specific survival among African American women. Women of Faith and Hope (WOFAH), is a breast cancer community outreach program working to change these statistics, especially for African-American women. Directing program planning, evaluation and outcomes management presents challenges in both time and expertise for small, non-profit organizations such as WOFAH. These challenges threaten both the opportunity to understand the impact of the care, and to acquire adequate funding. This presentation describes the process of, and findings from, an academic and community partnership focused on comprehensive program planning and evaluation. Logic models are used for outcomes development, assessment, and monitoring. This project was undertaken to address the health disparities in the screening and care of African American breast cancer patients, and those at risk, in an urban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania community. Since 2009, this collaboration has included community members, a nurse faculty partner and graduate nursing students working together to implement an evidence-based model for operation.  The collaborative projects to develop and measure outcomes from WOFAH’s program initiatives have spanned three years and have accomplished the following: <ul> <li>Developed a program evaluation plan using logic model methodology</li> <li>Identified measurable outcomes from program goals currently in place</li> <li>Measured outcomes to determine program quality and effectiveness</li> <li>Conducted an IRB approved quality of life study</li> <li>Provided evidence-based literature reviews and staff education</li> <li>Worked with other University departments whose expertise in business and digital technologies helped to market and promote the program</li> </ul><p>The sustained and mutual benefits have been rewarding.en_GB
dc.subjectacademic partnershipsen_GB
dc.subjectoutcomes managementen_GB
dc.subjectprogram evaluationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:25Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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