The success of the WCC Initiative requires work to occur at multiple levels – national Extension system, Land Grant Universities, and communities. The WCC initiative evaluation, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, helps to assess progress and identify successful models and innovations from this work that can catalyze changes at the local, state, and national levels to promote health equity and advance a Culture of Health. The Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE), part of Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Health Institute in Seattle, WA, serves as the evaluation partner for WCC.
CCHE designs and evaluates health related-programs and initiatives throughout the United States using collaborative approaches to planning, assessment, and evaluation. CCHE utilizes qualitative and quantitative approaches to assess initiative implementation and impact. The overall goals of the WCC evaluation are to 1) assess the effectiveness of the initiative implementation; 2) partner with key initiative stakeholders to provide regular feedback to inform and improve WCC; 3) assess the impact of WCC on the Cooperative Extension System, communities, and youth; and 4) inform the field by sharing lessons learned and best practices.
For more information, please contact Maggie Jones at Maggie.E.Jones@kp.org or Lisa Schafer at Lisa.M.Schafer@kp.org.