March 31, 2008 - 9:43am
medical.jpg It seems like everyone is interested in healthcare these days. With the cost of care growing so rapidly, it’s no wonder that this topic piques the interest of so many people, from politicians to employers to the “average” working Jane or Joe. While many people believe that healthcare in America needs changing, there are no easy solutions to this problem.
February 15, 2008 - 10:56am
Here is a tale for anyone that has been surprised by evaluation results:
February 8, 2008 - 11:09am
by Leah Goldstein Moses In our evaluation and strategic planning work, we are increasingly emphasizing "authentic" data when developing a design with our clients. What I mean by authentic data is that as often as possible, we ask people directly how they have experienced a service and changed as a result. When the people experiencing a service are young kids, or have a different language or cultural reference from the person who is doing the study, it is vitally important to check to make sure you are interpreting results correctly.
February 7, 2008 - 4:06pm
nes.bmp I often listen to the radio while writing and was startled to hear two clients in the news today.
February 7, 2008 - 3:40pm
0.png In junior high school, did you ever feel like you were alone in this world, that no one really understood you? Well, welcome to the world of evaluation where being an “outsider” can be a good thing!
January 8, 2008 - 11:17am
The Family Caregiver Alliance, based in California but with a national focus of developing high-quality programs and policies in every state for families who care for loved ones at home, has recently published a list of programs in each state that support caregivers.
December 21, 2007 - 1:05pm
On Dec. 12, 2007 a new executive order initiated a review of nearly every federal agency to determine: 1. If the agency targets were suitably outcome-oriented; and 2. If measures are appropriate for each target
December 14, 2007 - 3:03pm
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) manage and monitor eligibility for the federally funded Medicaid and Medicare programs. We recently found their data on Medicaid and Medicare enrollment, use and payments very valuable in preparing a proposal to study senior's use of in-home vs. residential services. Most data is current through 2004.
December 13, 2007 - 9:55am
research tidbits.jpg Welcome back to the Research Tidbits series!