Mpowerment Evaluation and Monitoring (MEM)

The aim of this project is to better understand the capacity of CBOs to conduct outcome monitoring of the Mpowerment Project (MP) for the purpose of improving their implementation of the intervention. To this end, we will collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the three CBOs funded under the CDC FOA 09-947 to participate in this project. We will do this by:

  • Assisting the CDC and the three CBOs to assess the feasibility of conducting outcome monitoring of the MP by collecting individual-, program-, and community-level data during a 30-month project period
  • Providing expert technical assistance related to the implementation and outcome monitoring of the MP in the form of consultations with the CDC
  • Conducting site visits at each of the three CBOs during their community assessment data collection phase
  • Conducting reviews of the community-level assessment data that CBOs will collect once annually
  • Providing input on the quality of the outcome monitoring data collected by the three CBOs, highlighting ways outcome monitoring data can be used to improve implementation of the MP
  • Assisting the CDC in interpreting, summarizing, and reporting the findings of the outcome monitoring activities described above to both the CBOs and the CDC
  • Drafting a comprehensive report of the project’s findings, with recommendations for the CDC and the CBOs regarding future implementation and outcome monitoring of the MP

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Author(s): Alberto Curotto, Greg Rebchook, Susan Kegeles
Category: Technical assistance/Capacity-building, Translational and Implementation Science
Published: February, 2012