NALEO Building Healthy Communities

The researchers at the RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM will use a logic model to design an evaluation plan that incorporates the CDC evaluation framework. The logic model differentiates inputs (e.g. resources dedicated); outputs (e.g. numbers, demographics, products); proximal outcomes (e.g. knowledge, skills, perceptions); and distal outcomes, sometimes referred to as impact measures (e.g. healthy policy development and changes), using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The evaluators will make every effort to gather available data to determine if any trends have been noted within one year of the project period, December 1, 2010 to November 30, 2011. Mapping long-term impacts such as positive changes in health outcomes are outside of the reach of a two year program and may be part of an impact evaluation of the National Program. The evaluation team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of all activities during year one of the program to inform future projects with the exception of the Communication activities to support the National Media Initiative (i.e. press releases, newsletters, posting information on the organization’s website).  
 
Principal Investigator:    Robert O. Valdez, PhD, RWJF-Center for Health Policy at UNM
Project Dates:            12/01/2010 to 05/31/2012