Approach & expertise
Mission, Vision & Values
Thriving and healthy communities.
To improve the health of communities through collaborative approaches to planning, assessment, and evaluation.
Our core values:
Excellence: Providing services and products that are useful, timely, clear, and adhere to the highest ethical and methodological standards.
Collaboration: Ensuring stakeholders’ needs are met and diverse interests and values are represented through all phases of the project.
Empowerment: Connecting communities and clients with tools and resources that build capacity, foster learning and increase mutual respect and equity.
Respect: Honoring the role, potential, and power of individuals and communities to improve health.
Creativity: Seeking new and innovative ways to increase the quality and impact of our work.
Innovation: Pursuing new approaches, techniques, and solutions to planning, assessment, and evaluation in order to improve the quality of our work.
Progress: Promoting program improvement and policy change through measurement of realistic outcomes, data-based decision-making, and ongoing feedback.
CCHE matches the unique features of each project with a combination of appropriate evaluation methods. Traditional methods of applied social science, such as natural experiments and quasi-experimental designs, are combined with participatory evaluation: gathering input from all stakeholders that contribute to the intervention's success and building sustainable capacity among program staff for monitoring and evaluating their own work.
A national leader in the evaluation of large-scale programs to improve health, CCHE offers expertise in the assessment of efforts to build partnerships and collaboration, with special emphasis on at-risk populations and recruitment of community members as active participants.
Our capabilities include:
- Strategic planning and goal setting
- Legacy evaluation: assessing the long-term impact of community health investments
- Identification of indicators of progress and success
- Designing and implementing data collection for
planning and evaluation, including:
- Survey research
- Focus groups
- Key informant interviews
- Participant observation
- Secondary data review
- Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
- Assessing policy trends
- Planning and organizing conferences and other events
- Communication of findings to audiences that matter:
- Traditional reports
- Summaries and brief reports
- White papers
- Journal articles
- Web-based reports
- Audio-visual documentation
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