Over the past two decades, the Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE) has evaluated major initiatives designed to improve health, many of which involve working with ethnically diverse communities. An emerging CCHE specialty is evaluation of the long-term legacy of grant making programs funded by foundations. To appreciate the depth and breadth of our experience, please consult the complete list of CCHE projects.
Current and recently completed projects
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation: Evaluation of the 10-year Growing up Healthy: Kids and Communities initiative, which funds 15 projects to address the social, economic, and environmental determinants of children's health.
- California HealthCare Foundation and Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program: Three-year evaluation of a joint initiative that funds community coalitions throughout California to improve access to specialty care.
- Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky: Evaluation of the Foundation's Primary Care, Advocacy, and Local Data for Local Action initiatives. In addition, CCHE is evaluating the Foundation’s new Kentucky Healthy Futures Initiative, which is supported by an award from the federal Social Innovation Fund.
- Group Health: Assessing need and planning for implementation of a community health initiative.
- Group Health Foundation: Evaluation component for a pilot testing guidelines for physicians working with parents who are hesitant to obtain vaccinations for their children.
- Healthcare Georgia Foundation: Development of an Evaluation Resource Center that will serve nonprofit health organizations throughout Georgia.
- Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program: National cross-site evaluation of the Community Health Initiative, an intensive, place-based, partnership-driven effort to address chronic disease prevention and control through encouragement of healthy eating and active living.
- Kaiser Permanente Southern California: Evaluation of the results of the Community Benefit program’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) grantmaking for 2006-2009.
- Minnesota Department of Health: Workgroup facilitation and development of an evaluation plan for the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative.
- Northwest Center for Public Health Practice: Development of training programs and consultation to support the evaluation of the Northwest Center's ongoing training programs and projects.
- Northwest Health Foundation: Evaluation of five years of Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grantmaking to address the social determinants of health.
- Public Health—Seattle and King County: Evaluation of the two-year, $25.5 million Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Evaluation of the King County Food and Fitness Initiative, a program to address health disparities by improving access to affordable, locally grown, healthy food and children's play spaces.