With support from CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, NACDD formed an Evaluation Peer Network to bring together evaluators and epidemiologists working in 1815/1817, Categories A and B. The Evaluation Peer Network is led by both NACDD staff and selected recipient representatives from State Health Departments. Evaluators and epidemiologists come together on bi-monthly calls to share resources, ask questions of each other, and share approaches to evaluation, epidemiology, surveillance, and performance measurement.
The initial call on Sept. 8 focused on data collection tools and methods with an emphasis on collecting data from health systems. The Evaluation Peer Network meets on the second Wednesday every other month for one hour. Future topics will include:
- data analysis methods
- data products
- utilizing and presenting evaluation findings
- integration of results with programmatic work
- evaluation related to racial and ethnic disparities
The next call is Nov. 10, 2-3:00 p.m. ET. Register to attend Evaluation Peer Network calls.
The Evaluation Peer Network’s main channel for communication is Off the Cuff, which is a brief, mostly weekly newsletter that is sent out on Monday mornings. In addition to information on the Evaluation Peer Network, the newsletter provides brief highlights of upcoming webinars and calls, questions posted from peers, and news and resources from national partners related to heart disease and stroke. The Evaluation Peer Network will utilize the Off the Cuff newsletter to:
- ask for hot topics to be discussed on calls
- post questions for peers
- announce call dates and topics
- share evaluation-related resources
- post highlights of calls
Subscribe to receive Off the Cuff by signing up at this link.
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