This evaluation examined contributions made to Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Action Institute communities and to the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Program model.
Accomplishments of Teams included capacity-building and implementation related actions. All Teams met the two capacity-building objectives: build or sustain a coalition and develop a Community Action Plan. Those Teams who had an existing coalition in place were able to move to implementation activities sooner than those who spent time inviting members and developing the coalition. Teams focused on developing a Community Action Plan and engaged in activities to develop the plan. Teams focused on identifying resources and developing an infrastructure for their initiative. All Teams implemented activities identified in their plans. Several factors were positively associated with successful partnerships including technical assistance and training provided, previous experience in working on health disparities, and the ability to enhance existing networks to bring them to the table.
Report Title: Evaluation of the Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Action Institute (REHDAI) Program
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Thomas Chapel, 404-639-2116
Performer: Abt Associates, Inc.
Record ID: 9864 (March 15, 2012)