Research & Evaluation

Bringing key learning and evaluation resources to our members and partners.

ResearchEvaluation

nnphi 2015-day1-0534From collaboration on program design to translating, publishing, and sharing research and evaluation findings, NNPHI and its members are involved in all aspects of research projects and program monitoring and evaluation. Collectively, the work of our member institutes and on-site staff supports program development, continuous quality improvement, and accountability.

Our Work

As a national network, we are committed to producing, translating, and sharing research and evaluation findings with heady implications for improvements in policies, practices, programs, and—ultimately—population health. As part of an expansive network of experts, NNPHI staff and member institutes have extensive experience with implementing program monitoring and evaluation systems for a wide variety of public health programs, across a variety of public health topics at the local, state, and national levels. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Behavioral health
  • Bridging public health and health care
  • Built environment and urban planning
  • Chronic disease
  • Community assessment / improvement planning
  • Cross-jurisdictional sharing / collaboration
  • Food safety
  • Health disparities / Health equity
  • Health in all policies
  • Health information technology / Health informatics
  • Healthy eating / Active living
  • Maternal and child health
  • Obesity prevention
  • Performance management and quality improvement
  • School health
  • Tobacco-free living

Learn more about NNPHI’s in-house Research and Evaluation programs in our Related Programs section.

What You Can Expect: Our Services

Our in-house Research and Evaluation Team employs both quantitative and qualitative methodologies backed by a team of experts who know how to implement them. We also draw on staff and member institute expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, econometrics, policy analysis, and comparative effectiveness research. Our core capabilities include:

  • Data cleaning, validation, missing-data imputation
  • Data visualization including geographic information system (GIS)
  • Database management
  • Descriptive analysis, bivariate, and multivariate analysis, modeling, and hypothesis testing and inference
  • Development of evaluation plans and logic models
  • Development of inductive and deductive codebooks and thematic coding
  • Environmental scans
  • Grounded theory approaches
  • Meta-analysis and systematic literature reviews
  • Propensity score matching
  • Qualitative data collection through case studies, focus groups, and in-depth interviews
  • Research and evaluation methodology and design
  • Social network analysis
  • Survey methods including instrument design and testing, sampling, and fielding

Contact Us

For more information, please contact our in-house Research and Evaluation Team at evaluation@nnphi.org.

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