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Community Psychology Topical Interest Group Business Meeting: Planning for the future

It’s been a busy year for the American Evaluation Association’s Community Psychology Topical Interest Group. Over the past few years, we have grown from just a small group of disconnected professionals to an established organization with, who are all committed to the same goal: Bringing community psychology values into our evaluation planning and implementation. In

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A brief social services story with no ending.

Hello from Denver. Our team is focused on our sister project, PubTrawlr, at the American Public Health Association conference. It’s been a great time, and we’ve met some really great and cool people. This story isn’t about that. It’s about the walk home to our hotel after dinner. While crossing the street, I noticed a

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Our black metal logo

Last year, we used an awesome Halloween logo designed by Neon_Cacti¬†on Fiverr. With APHA coming up, along with some associated projects, I can’t be as silly this year. But, we still wanted to share with you this great work. Absolutely brutal. Happy Halloween Season, everyone!

The Brief Readiness Thinking Tool

As we get closer to our official launch of the Readiness Learning System, we wanted to promote the Brief Readiness Thinking Tool. This easy-to-use document helps your team deeply consider what issues may be helping or hindering your implementation project. Not only is it free, it’s totally open source. That means you’re free to modify

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New Home!

Oh hey! As a lot of people know, we focus on getting good ideas into practice. That takes many forms, from evaluation, to research, to training, to technical assistance, to consultation, to data analysis, to software engineering (really!) and many more. More of our outward faces communications these days have been run through our sister

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Updates coming (soonish)

So, since the last time I dove into this site, we’ve have a bunch of projects start, a bunch of projects stop, and a lot of fun in between. I’ll provide a more thorough overhaul of what we’re doing, who we’re doing it with, and what we hope to accomplish. In some general news, though,

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Slightly Changing Focus

Quick site update here. Many of the syntheses articles I’ve been putting together are going to be migrating over to PubTrawlr. They align better with PubTrawlr’s mission around use of scientific findings. The Dawn Chorus blog will be used for reflections, book reviews, and off-the-beaten path analyses that doesn’t really have a home there. So

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Recent Trends in Health Equity Research

Let’s start at the beginning. Health outcomes can vary for no other reason than where people are born. And this isn’t even a “developed” vs. “developing” country distinction. In the US, zip code can be a huge predictor of health outcomes. This has been known for a long time and a major driven force in

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February-March Evaluation Research

What’s been going on with evaluation? Well, click here and head on over to PubTrawlr to find out! We wanted to call out this specific article on quality of life, since it has played really important role in our work with ECHO on burnout in nursing homes. We talked about COVID fatigue a few blogs

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Update Log: PubTrawlr Improvements

We just pushed some improvements out on the free tier of PubTrawlr. While many of them are cosmetic, there are three main ones to call out. Journal Weighting. We now generate a table that presents articles from the top 25% of their field. We combined a few metrics to determine this, but it boils down

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