Spring 2013 Educational Webinar Series

HWPP is providing a series of education webinars in support of some of program strategies.  In the series, we are addressing:

  • Evaluation,
  • Dissemination,
  • and, Collaboration.

Based on presenter willingness, recordings of the webinars will be provided below as they are completed.

Evaluation Webinar

Was held on Thursday, March 28, 2013.  The webinar was 90 minutes in length.

Title:  Reducing Fear and Loathing of Evaluation: Logic Models as a Helpful Tool


Thomas Chapel, MA, MBA
Chief Evaluation Officer
Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Many people fear evaluation, often because of erroneous ideas of how to do it. And, tragically, they err often on the side of making it overly complicated, expensive, and time-consuming. Worse yet, evaluations done this way often don’t get used for program improvement.  This session will describe the importance of good program description as a lever for “right-sizing” a program evaluation, yielding insights for planning as well as evaluation, and ensuring use of findings. We’ll show how logic models, if done correctly, can serve as a handy and relevant tool for the kinds of program descriptions we need.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe why program description is important to good and practical evaluation
  • Define the components of a logic model, and the added value to be derived from a good logic model
  • Name at least two ways in which program description can help planners and implementers as well as evaluators

Click here to view the recording of the webinar.  (There is a short portion at the beginning of the recording before audio begins.)

Dissemination Webinar

Was held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.  The webinar was ~75 minutes in length.

Title:  CES4Health.info: A tool for enhancing the impact of community-engaged scholarship


Cathy Jordan, PhD, LP
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Children, Youth and Family Consortium
University of Minnesota Extension
Editor, CES4Health.info


Peer-reviewed journal articles are essential for communicating the results of scholarship to academic audiences. However, they are not sufficient for disseminating the results of scholarship developed through community-university partnerships related to teaching, research or knowledge mobilization efforts. Community-engaged scholarship (CES) requires diverse products for dissemination to reach and benefit community members, practitioners and policymakers. These products – such as training manuals, policy briefs, websites, documentaries and instructional DVDs – are usually not peer-reviewed, published or disseminated widely. As a result, their application to communities beyond the one with which they were created is often limited, as is their usefulness in the review, promotion and tenure process.

CES4Health.info directly addresses these challenges by providing an online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating diverse products of CES conducted across the globe. In this session, the CES4Health.info editor will (a) describe how and why CES4Health.info was developed; (b) briefly explain the submission and peer review processes and criteria; (c) briefly share user, author and reviewer feedback; and (d) discuss strategies for creating innovative products of CES and packaging them appropriately for submission to CES4Health.info, and (e) lead participants on a virtual tour of the CES4Health site.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Consider the appropriateness of CES4Health.info as a possible publication outlet for their products
  • Understand the submission and peer review processes used in CES4Health.info
  • Be able to articulate the benefits of publishing in CES4Health.info in terms of community impact and utility to academic partners.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Collaboration Webinar

Was held Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The webinar was ~60 minutes in length.

Title:  Evaluating Community-Engaged Research Collaborations: Using Measures and Metrics as a Collective Reflection Tool to Strengthen Partnerships for Improved Health Outcomes


Nina Wallerstein, DrPH
Professor, Public Health Program
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Director, Center for Participatory Research
Office of Community Health
Senior Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at University of New Mexico


This presentation will provide background to the development of the CBPR and community engaged research conceptual model that supports evaluation and collective reflection of partnership processes and strategies to improve practice. Measures and metrics will be discussed that partnerships can use for their own evaluation efforts, and emerging practices will be shared that have been identified as improving research and health disparities outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • To present a conceptual model of CBPR and Community Engaged Research to support evaluation of research collaboratives and partnerships
  • To demonstrate measures and metrics of collaboration and partnership processes and outcomes
  • To report on promising partnership practices

Click the below links to view a recording of the webinar.

Recorded Webinar - Part One
Recorded Webinar - Part Two

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
(414) 955-8075 | ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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