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 on January 01, 2009

by Kenneth B. Wells, Paul Koegel, Loretta Jones, Barbara Meade

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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.

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