Work Through the Valley
Published In: Ethnicity & Disease, v. 19, no. 4, suppl. 6, Chapter 6, Autumn 2009, p. S6-47-S6-58
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2008
While all stages of a community-partnered participatory research (CPPR) initiative involve evaluation, the main focus is the evaluation of the action plans, which often involves the most rigorous evaluation activities of the project, from both a community-engagement and scientific perspective. This article reviews evaluation principles for a community-based project, and describes the goals and functions of the Council's research and evaluation committee. It outlines 10 steps to partnered evaluation, and concludes by emphasizing the importance of asset-based evaluation that builds capacity for the community and the partnership.