Projects

Project Description Partners
Participatory Evaluation
Health in All Policies with Equity as a Goal: Funded Community projects at the Center for Prevention Blue Cross Blue Shield Scott Consulting Partners serves as evaluation consultant for a participatory, collaborative evaluation with partners at the Center for Prevention and eight community groups funded to advance equity through policy work on social determinants and racial justice. We work as a part of a team with funders and communities in a learning collaborative to find stories of transformation and positive change. Center for Prevention HiAP Equity projects
Tribal Tobacco Education & Policy Evaluation Scott Consulting Partners serves as evaluation consultant for the ClearWay MinnesotaSM funded tribal Nation projects to create community change on commercial tobacco. We work closely with tribal staff to collect useful, real-time data to apply to programmatic efforts. Our mixed methods design integrates reflection and planning with an emphasis on culturally relevant and rigorous data to build stakeholder capacity to uncover successes and challenges of mobilization and implementation in tribal communities. ClearWay MN SM
Utilization-focused Evaluation for Cancer Control Projects Scott Consulting Partners serves as evaluation consultant for the statewide partnership, the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. We work closely with partnership staff to apply the CDC Framework for Evaluation, identifying primary users and uses of evaluation information to create evaluation plans and collect evaluation data that will be accessible and useful for program improvement. The evaluation of special projects will be integrated into an overall evaluation plan that will help uncover successes and challenges as the implementation of the plan unfolds over the next several years. (Link to wicancer.org)

Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Participatory Program Monitoring for Tobacco Control Coalitions

In the early 2000s, we developed an innovative computerized Progress Tracking System (PTS) for coalition activity/outcome tracking and held “Data Parties” to build motivation and improve data validity   The PTS has been in use for over a decade, and provides real-time reporting of both qualitative and quantitative indicators of success. The PTS reinforces the program logic model but also allows flexibility for participant updates and additions as the program grows and matures. We also created an innovative evaluation and program development method using the PTS a help generate qualitative Community Change stories of chosen best practice successes.

NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

University of North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Programs

Youth Empowerment Evaluation

Scott Consulting Partners worked with the North Carolina Tobacco Control Program, using funding from the Legacy Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to develop a a clear, replicable model to empower youth to create change in their communities, their states and their world. The original tobacco focused program — called Question Why — was successful and spun off into a non-profit called Youth Empowered Solutions. As part of our work, we helped develop theory-oriented frameworks, trained youth evaluators and created dozens of tools to help youth and adults conduct program evaluation.  Tools included databases such as the “Survey Wizard” and the “Training and Leadership Database” to track youth groups trained by ?Y. We also incorporated creative methods such as website follow-up surveys and Palm Pilot surveys to evaluate youth events.

Youth Empowered Solutions

Program Development
Piya Wiconi This one-year collaborative project funded by the Office of Women’s Health in conjunction with community partners (the Indigenous Peoples Task Force and the St. Paul Elder’s Lodge). We developed a curriculum and trained American Indians to serve as family peer educators. The educators moved within their family circles to raise awareness and initiate dialogue that “we can change the future” to address the alarmingly high rates of diabetes within Minnesota Indian communities. Participants ranged from 17 to 78, with a variety of experiences and tribal backgrounds. Indigenous Peoples Task Force
Unlocking the Mysteries of Lupus for Native Women Scott Consulting Partners received funding from the federal Office of Women’s Health to collaborate with the Minnesota Lupus Foundation and multiple American Indian community agencies and individuals within the Twin Cities metropolitan area to conduct educational on Lupus. Although not well researched, American Indian women suffer a disparity with higher rates of lupus. In 2007, we completed a series of workshops to reach Native women with information on this debilitating disease and how to access services. Office of Women’s Health 

Smoke Free HBCUs: Developing Advocacy Skills

We developed a partnership to conduct a project that nurtures African American leadership in tobacco prevention and control on historically black college campuses.  NCCU became one of the first public HBCUs to create a smoke free dorm policy with student leadership. For dissemination of success, we created an Advocacy Toolkit & assisted with a tri-state Workshop in 2005.

North Carolina Central University

Community-based research
Circle of Community Research for Indigenous Health A community-based action research project where American Indian community members determined methods, received training, conducted Photovoice research and created a community calendar to disseminate their results. Indigenous Peoples Task Force
Empowering Tribal Stakeholders with Information on Smoke-free Casinos  We collaborated with the Indigenous Peoples Task Force to conduct assessments of the complex issues surrounding creating smoke-free tribal casinos.  We published an initial report and followed up with a statewide consumer opinion poll of Minnesota residents that assessed their preferences for smoke free gaming and tribal enterprises.  Information was disseminated directly to tribal leaders and health advocates. ClearWay Minnesota SMIndigenous Peoples Task Force

Improving Research on  Service for HIV/AIDS Affected Communities

Developed HIV needs assessment methods, including instrument, sampling plan, data management and analysis and built capacity for evaluation. Worked with staff to develop sensitive, yet rigorous sampling plan for diverse populations, including GLBT populations of color, homeless, substance abusers, and women.

Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center