Assessment of Program Outcomes

For over two decades the program evaluation spotlight has clearly been focusing upon the assessment of program results or outcomes. PCHF has a long-standing history in offering training and technical assistance to its grantees in the area of program evaluation as well as sponsoring its own outcome evaluations of key Foundation programs and initiatives. Recently, PCHF retained Grantmakers in Health to conduct a comprehensive peer review of the Foundation spanning its organizational structure as well as its management, fiscal, and programmatic practices. Among the recommendations proffered in the January, 2016, report was the following:

PCHF should require grantees to report outcome measures in addition to the process measures, such as the number of people served, that they currently provide. Outcome measures can inform PCHF staff whether grantees are contributing to the foundation’s stated vision and goals. This additional requirement should be introduced gradually. The foundation’s evaluation consultant is one resource who could facilitate this process and provide education and technical assistance to grantees.

This training initiative directly responds to the above cited recommendation to provide education and technical assistance to grantees regarding outcome measures.

The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation is requiring that every grantee organization attend The Assessment of Program Outcomes Initiative as a requirement for future grant funding.

  • The Assessment of Program Outcomes will be offered as a one-day workshop.
    • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • The program will provide an hour for an ‘on-your-own’ lunch break from 12-1:00 pm. PCHF will provide refreshments, but will not be providing food.
    • Available Dates
      • January 2018: Tuesday, 9th & Tuesday 30th
      • February 2018: Thursday, 15th
      • March 2018: Tuesday 13th & Tuesday, 20th
      • April 2018: Thursday, 5th
    • All grantee organizations must participate with a team of three people: Executive Director, board member, key program staff member.
    • Each workshop date will accommodate a maximum of eight [8] organizational teams.
      All workshops will be held at the Phoenixville Hospital MOB II Conference Room.

The workshop will feature a time-tested uniform model for identifying, articulating, and measuring program outcomes. In its one-day format, the training is experiential, featuring hands-on practical exercises, a defined six-step model, and an opportunity for participants to map their own evaluation plans specific to their organizations. Supporting methods and tools such as logic models and qualitative evaluation are also addressed. Tangible take-aways include an Evaluation Workbook, which provides background material, print and video references, and a one-page Outcomes Assessment Worksheet.

Participant Registration Procedure

To register your organization for a workshop:

  1. Complete the application  that includes the names and role of the organization’s workshop team.
  2. Choose up to three workshop dates: your first choice and two alternate dates
  3. E-mail, or FAX, the registration form to
    • Holly Megay
    • PCHF Administrative Assistant
    • pchf1@pchf1.org.
  4. Holly will confirm the date of your workshop via email.
  5. Phone registrations will not be accepted. Workshop dates will be assigned on a first come/first complete registration basis.