Research and Evaluation
- We are passionate about the power of research and evaluation to share your successes and drive the changes you seek in policy, program, and practice.
- We are committed to balancing rigor and practicality within the context of systemic, organizational, and programmatic complexities.
- We believe in the synergistic value of numbers and stories to identify strengths and opportunities for growth.
In health and human services, we often ask …
How can we maximize success? What outcomes have we achieved? What impact have we made?
We provide full-scope services — from short-term consulting to comprehensive, multi-site research and evaluation initiatives — to a wide range of health and human service organizations, including community-based organizations, clinical service providers, public agencies, and foundations. Our team is influenced by our academic experience in public administration, public health, and social work and through our applied program and evaluation work in a variety of health and human service settings.
At each step, we engage you and your partners — from the communities, clients, and patients you serve to staff and leadership to funders — in a culturally proficient and inclusive process to ensure that research and evaluation activities help to address these key questions. We value the expertise of your partners, because we recognize that they have deep insights into community strengths and opportunities for growth.
We work closely with your team to develop tools and protocols that align with how you work in communities and with clients and patients, create opportunities for continuous integration of findings and lessons learned, and provide training and ongoing consultation to build your capacity for sustainable research and evaluation activities.