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ENHANCING HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS

The Research and Evaluation Group at

PUBLIC HEALTH management corporation

Science. Practice. Solutions.


Our Approach We apply a team approach to meeting your needs. We will listen to and work with you to analyze your organizational needs and develop a sound and actionable work plan. Our clients and funders include federal, state and local governments, foundations, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Our Focus Areas We provide assessment and evaluation in a number of subject areas including: Health status and chronic conditions Access and barriers to health care Health promotion and disease prevention HIV/AIDS intervention and prevention Tobacco use Behavioral health Maternal, child health and youth development

Populations we focus on include: Older adults, children and adolescents Women, men and sexual minorities Racial and ethnic minorities Low income and uninsured populations Substance users


Since 1977, the Research and Evaluation Group at PHMC has provided technical assistance and health information to organizations locally, regionally, statewide and nationally. Organizations rely on our expertise to help them build capacity, assess client needs, document outcomes, evaluate programs and partner in a broad range of program development initiatives. We also lead national studies aimed at improving the health of disadvantaged population groups.

What We Offer From study design to statistical analysis, the Research and Evaluation Group at PHMC offers a broad range of services in all phases of assessment, evaluation and program implementation. Our services include:

 Outcomes measurement technical assistance and training  Population and community needs assessment  Consumer/market studies  Investigator led scientific research  Evaluation of programs  Data collection including telephone, mail and in-person surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews and observational methods  Data analysis and report writing  Proposal development


SELECTED FUNDERS AND CLIENTS: Annie E. Casey Foundation The Pew Charitable Trusts United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania William Penn Foundation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institute of Mental Health

AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) Montgomery County Department of Health PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency PA Department of Health Philadelphia Department of Public Health State of Delaware

Research and Evaluation Expertise  Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment The Research and Evaluation Group at PHMC applies the best research methods and tools available to help you evaluate the effectiveness of your programs and assess the needs of the population or community you serve. We employ a combination of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analytic capabilities to meet your needs. Our experts conduct focus groups; telephone, mail and in-person surveys; and key informant interviews. We are skilled at database development, mapping and analyzing information. We help ensure you make the most of these efforts through practical technical and policy reports.

 Outcome Measurement Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Services Organizations increasingly need to document that their programs are having an impact on their clients. For 15 years, PHMC’s Research and Evaluation Group has provided cost-effective training and technical assistance to organizations on outcome measurement. From half-day to full-day trainings and private consultation, we help participants construct program logic models and develop appropriate outcome measures, and we work with organizations to identify the best way to collect and report this information.


American Lung Association Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Crozer-Keystone Health System Drexel University Independence Blue Cross Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Temple University Thomas Jefferson University Hospital University of Pennsylvania

 A Unique Source for Local Health Data PHMC’s Community Health Data Base (CHDB) gathers and provides data from our Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey, one of the largest regional health surveys in the country. It contains information on more than 13,000 children, adults and older adults in the five-county region. The survey provides concrete data on a broad range of topics including health status, access to and use of health care, personal health behaviors, health screening, health insurance status, older adult health and social support needs. CHDB helps more than 300 organizations with their program planning, needs assessment, marketing and development efforts, directing attention to the needs of underserved populations, particularly those at risk for poor health due to age, race, gender, insurance status or poverty. For more than 25 years, CHDB has offered: Local data that can be examined at multiple levels of geography, including census tract, health district, ZIP code, county and region Longitudinal data that can be used as a baseline to measure changes over time, health behaviors and other outcomes


Learn More For more information about PHMC’s Research and Evaluation capabilities and services, and to discuss how we can assist your organization, please contact Lynne Kotranski, PhD, Vice President for Research and Evaluation, at 215.985.2552 or lynne@phmc.org.

Public Health Management Corporation 260 South Broad Street | Philadelphia, PA 19102 215.985.2500 PHONE 215.985.2550 FAX

PHMC provides consulting services through its consulting practice, Targeted Solutions. For more information on Targeted Solutions, please go to targetedsolutions.phmc.org.

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and other community-based organizations. It fulfills its mission to improve the health of the community by providing outreach, health promotion, education, research, planning, technical assistance and direct services. PHMC has served the region since 1972. For more information, please visit PHMC.ORG.

PHMC is a United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania Community Partner | Donor Code: 2050 PHMC-00536-09

The Research and Evaluation Group at PHMC  

Science. Practice. Solutions

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