This program evaluation studied the feasibility and desirability of working towards a set of core indicators across several Resource Centers funded by NCBDDD, the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD), the Paralysis Resource Center of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and the National Limb Loss Information Center of the Amputee Coalition.
The study found that each Resource Center had a robust evaluation system, including expertise and applications to collect extensive information on output and outcome indicators. The study concluded it was feasible to develop a set of common core indicators as a first step towards more systematic cooperation among the Resource Centers in evaluating the impact of their work. Larger issues regarding inter-organizational issues would need to be studied more fully before making the decision to implement these.
Report Title: Exploring a Common Evaluation Framework for Resource Centers of Excellence
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Thomas Chapel, 404-639-2116
Performer: Adriane Griffen
ID: 9391 and 9401 (Report issued December 31, 2009)