Off the Cuff July 8, 2019

Off the Cuff: CVH Clinical and Community Connections for State & Local Public Health Departments
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Issue 153, July 8, 2019
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Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time

Develop or Strengthen Community Health Workers Infrastructure Webinar
Tuesday, July 9, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Sponsor: CDC Divisions for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Diabetes Translation

This webinar will review and discuss the recently released CDC tools and resources and their applicability to statewide infrastructure and sustainability for Community Health Workers (CHWs). The discussion will be designed to foster a rich dialogue among CDC cooperative agreement funding recipients, and to encourage learning from each other. Further, discussions will focus on how these tools and resources can support or be integrated into states’ respective efforts and contexts.

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Rigorous Program Evaluations: What Are They and How Do I Conduct Them?
Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. ET
Sponsor: CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP)

This 20-minute coffee break will be an informative presentation on rigorous program evaluations and how they can be used to demonstrate impact and accountability. Learn about appropriate rigorous evaluation designs and considerations for employing rigorous methods, in addition to steps that can ensure evaluators get the most out of their rigorous program evaluations.

A rigorous evaluation can be defined as “an analysis measuring the net change in outcomes for a particular group of people that can be attributed to a specific program using the best methodology available, feasible and appropriate to the evaluation question that is being investigated and to the specific context.”  A rigorous evaluation helps to understand the change in outcomes attributed to a specific program or how a program contributed to those outcomes. There are a number of considerations that should be taken into account when conducting a rigorous evaluation. This presentation will briefly explore considerations for employing rigorous methods as well as appropriate evaluation designs and steps that can be taken to ensure evaluators are getting the most out of a rigorous evaluation. 

Click here to join this webinar and call 855-644-0229, Conference ID 8247938.

Past presentations are available at the Coffee Breaks archive on the CDC website.  

Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative Monthly Call
Wednesday, July10, 2019, 2 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor: NACDD CVH Team

The Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative (ECC) is a peer-led group of epidemiologists and evaluators who meet monthly to support each other in navigating 1815 and 1817 epidemiology, surveillance, evaluation, and performance measures. Participants have the opportunity to share resources, discuss what they are working on, ask questions, and provide feedback to CDC. Log on to Adobe Connect and call 1-877-273 4202, room 793-903-441 at the time indicated above. If you’re not receiving emails and agendas from MaryCatherine Jones about EEC meetings, join our listserv by emailing

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