Webinar: Evaluation of Health Equity Work Means What?
October 10, 2018 — 12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern
Health equity is all about ensuring that certain subpopulations have equal and fair access to the opportunities and resources that enable them to have healthy outcomes — it is about justice. Evaluation of health equity work requires a focus on equity and justice from design to implementation. It also requires the evaluator to go beyond data collection and analysis and be an educator, a facilitator, an empathetic listener, a critical friend, and an advocate.
This webinar will discuss what it means for evaluators to evaluate health equity work. In 2017, the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (RMHF) funded eight multisector collaboratives in Fall 2017 as part of a co-learning effort focused on collaboration, community participation, and health equity. Through the effort, RMHF seeks to learn how best to conduct its work to create a healthy and equitable Richmond Region. Community Science was engaged by RMHF to evaluate the effort. We have had to be intentional about how our line of inquiry and our interactions with the collaboratives pay close attention to race relations, history and context of the region, and philanthropic traditions.
Gabriela Alcalde, MPH, DrPH, RMHF’s Managing Director of Equity and Health, will discuss the foundation’s effort and their reason for the competencies sought in an evaluator. Brandon Coffee-Borden, MPP, Managing Associate at Community Science, will describe the rationale for the evaluation approach and activities and some of the learning to date. Kien Lee, PhD, Principal Associate of Community Science, will conclude the webinar with considerations for evaluation of equity efforts.
2-webinar package*: $100.00
3-webinar package*: $135.00