Purpose: There were several goals to this evaluation:
- Collaborate with program staff to find effective ways to gather, store and report on information about activities and services provided for internal monitoring and external reporting;
- Collaborate with program staff to develop evaluation tools and research questions that are appropriate and useful;
- Provide effective process and outcome evaluation design and analysis; and
- Support and develop the internal program capacity for evaluation.
Project Design Components: Process study, outcome study, database development
Program description: Familias en Acción/Families in Action, formerly Desarrollo Integral de la Familia, was founded in 1998 in response to members of the Latino community who saw a need for a Latino culturally specific community-based organization focused on family well-being. One important program within the organization is De la Mano Frente al Cancer/Hand in Hand Confronting Cancer, which is a partnership with cancer survivors and community members to provide cancer patients with a patient navigator and advocate who can link them to appropriate resources and educate medical providers about cultural issues to ensure the best possible care for this underserved population.
Funding Source: Lance Armstrong Foundation
Start Date: June 2009