More Than 20 Years Evaluating the Health Field
We work with programs that require accessing and reading electronic medical records, protecting confidentiality, following HIPPA regulations, and creating partnerships with local health agencies.
Family Life and HIV/AIDS Education Programme in Lagos State, Nigeria had Philliber evaluate the impact of a Family Life and HIV Education Program in 23 schools in Lagos State. Part of that evaluation examined the impact of teacher training. An analysis of this curriculum was also completed to inform the development of outcomes measures among students. This work became a training laboratory to build evaluation capacity of Nigerian evaluators.The Harlem Children's Zone works to create significant, positive opportunities and outcomes for children living in a 24-block area of Central Harlem by helping parents, residents, teachers, and other key stakeholders create a safe learning environment for youth. The initiative, which began in 1997, supports children's intellectual, emotional, and physical growth from the time their parents are pregnant until the children enter college or the labor force. Philliber Research & Evaluation has evaluated some of the programs of the Harlem Children's Zone since its inception.Maine Family Planning has received funds for the establishment of primary care health services in their Belfast family planning clinic. The evaluation includes comparing this clinic with two other well-matched clinics that are also part of Maine Family Planning. This includes interviews with staff and patients, and reviewing clinic data. Philliber is documenting what actions and strategies were used to convert a reproductive health care facility into a primary care clinic. Philliber is also measuring outcomes including changes in clinic operations, quality of care, costs, revenue, patient characteristics, patient use of services and patient satisfaction at the demonstration clinic and comparing these measures to the other clinics.The Responsible Sexual Behavior Initiative, funded by the AIDS Funding Collaborative, provides comprehensive sexuality education to students in grades K -12 in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Evaluation of this initiative involves analysis of changes in student knowledge, attitude, and behavioral intent, as well as changes in District policies vis-à-vis sexuality education. Students in each of the selected schools are surveyed using a pre-test/post-test design. Local stakeholders, as well as teachers and principals are interviewed about the curriculum, and parents are asked to complete surveys regarding their thoughts about comprehensive sex education. In addition, a field team from Philliber conducts classroom observations to measure fidelity to the four curricula used in the initiative. Using this design, Philliber is able to provide information about the impact of the curricula on CMSD students, the response to the curricula by local stakeholders, and the extent to which the schools and teachers maintain fidelity to the implementation plan.The American Association of School Administrators: School Health Programs helps schools create and implement detailed health plans for their students. Philliber uses surveys and interviews to chart their success.The Colorado Health Foundation School-based Health Center Initiative launched a four-year initiative in 2009 that supports the development of new school-based health centers and/or the integration of mental or dental health services into existing school-based health centers across Colorado. In collaboration with UCSF Center for Healthy Policy Studies, Philliber Research & Evaluation is evaluating the critical elements of sustainability for school-based health centers funded under this initiative.The Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative (IMRI) was established by the New York City Council to promote women's health before, during, and after pregnancy and to reduce infant mortality and racial/ethnic disparities in these areas. The core interventions - outreach and referrals, workshops, and case management - are delivered by community-based organizations in each borough. Philliber Research & Evaluation is documenting the ability of the Initiative to connect women with services and the outcomes that are being achieved. Data is sent to us on a regular basis to be entered into a database and analyzed.The New York State Department of Health (The Office of Minority Health) funded four community coalitions to address racial and ethnic health disparities. In an effort to build evaluation capacity within each coalition, Philliber conducted an assets and needs assessment for each, and based on that assessment, conducted training workshops and technical assistance. At the end of the training, each coalition emerged with an evaluation manual including a logic model, data collection plans and timelines, and all the instruments needed to carry out the evaluation.The US Department of Health and Human Services, HIV/AIDS Bureau asked Philliber to write HIV/AIDS service delivery and evaluation documents to assist Ryan White CARE Act grantees and providers in their efforts to conduct program evaluations to ensure they were providing high quality HIV care to patients. Philliber wrote monographs and articles related to HIV/AIDS issues.
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