Tag: research

Christmas Carols for Evaluators and Nonprofits

Feeling in the holiday spirit? Kylie Hutchinson, principal consultant with Community Solutions has a nonprofit Christmas Carol for you – “Knockin’ Around the Strategic Plan”, sung to the tune of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. You can access this carol and others on the Community Solutions website here. Questions? Comments? Email [email protected] Elayne Vlahaki, MPH… Read more »

Traditional evaluation reports often end up on the shelves of many decision-makers collecting dust. Reporting is an important skill for evaluators who care about seeing their results and recommendations actually implemented. In this webinar, evaluator Kylie Hutchinson of Community Solutions will help you learn how to turn your findings into something more useful and meaningful… Read more »

Are you a program manger looking for some straightforward advice on program evaluation? Kylie Hutchinson, Principal Consultant of Community Solutions provides you with just that in her article, “Evaluation Do’s and Don’ts for Program Managers”. Kylie’s advice is practical and useful, as it is informed by her vast experience working with non-profit organizations on program… Read more »

Is Research Working for You? Self-Assessment Tool

Many organizations would like to make better use of research, but aren’t sure where to start. Others feel they’re doing well, but would also like to know if there are areas they could improve. The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) has developed an organizational self-assesment tool that aims to help an organization evaluate its strengths and… Read more »

OHTN Rapid Response #73: HIV Services in Rural Communities

What are the challenges and barriers to providing HIV/AIDS services in rural and remote AIDS service organizations in Canada?What are some of the best practices for serving rural and remote populations? The Ontario HIV Treatment Network has conducted a review of the scientific and grey literature on this topic, which is summarized in this rapid… Read more »

Positive Living Positive Homes is an innovative community-based research project in British Columbia, born out of the HIV community’s identification of housing as a critical health determinant for people living with, or at risk of, HIV and AIDS. The Pacific AIDS Network and the Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) team are seeking a Project Coordinator… Read more »

        *** Le français suite l’anglais *** Webinar | The Social Aspects of Aging with HIV: A Thematic Review & Service Provider Perspective The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN), the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR), and the CIHR REACH CBR Collaborative Centre invite you to attend a free webinar on Tuesday,… Read more »

Case Study Evaluation 101

Case study evaluation can be a useful technique when there is a particularly unique or interesting story to be told about a program or service being assessed. Case studies are often used to bring other data alive, as they provide context and a more complete picture of what the program or service achieved and why…. Read more »

Register for the OHTN Research Conference

Register NOW for the early-bird rate! Registration for the 16th Annual OHTN Research Conference is officially underway. Please note that in order to take advantage of the early-bird rate, you need to register before September 15. Abstract and scholarship applications begin on August 5. The theme for this year’s conference is Changing the Course of… Read more »

A User’s Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning

A User’s Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning was developed by the Harvard Family Research Project for advocates, evaluators, and funders who want guidance on how to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts. This tool takes users through four basic steps that generate the core elements of an advocacy evaluation plan, including what will be measured and… Read more »

July Review of What’s Hot in Hepatitis Research

Welcome to PAN’s July review of What’s HOT in Research! In honour of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, this posting will focus on hepatitis C research. Hepatitis is often known as the “silent killer” so on this World Hepatitis Day the call is to “Know it, confront it!” First, let’s start with the epidemiological… Read more »

The Drug Situation in Vancouver 2013 Edition Launch

Please join the Urban Health Research Initiative for the launch of the 2013 edition of The Drug Situation in Vancouver.  This is the latest comprehensive report on drug use in Vancouver and contains more than 15 years of prospective data on drug use and related trends among some of the city’s most vulnerable drug users…. Read more »