Evaluating The Two Georgias Initiative
Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Evaluation Resource Center provides continuing technical assistance to the 11 Two Georgias community coalitions through the planning and implementation of their Community Health Improvement Plans.
Through a grant from Healthcare Georgia Foundation, the Emory Prevention Research Center is designing and conducting an evaluation of the impact of the entire Two Georgias Initiative. The Center helped identify local evaluators to work with each community coalition as well as common indicators across all sites for the overall Initiative evaluation. Emory researchers are using the CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health to conduct the evaluation.
(From left: Two Georgias Initiative coalition members from Lumpkin, Cook, and Early Counties during an evaluation
workshop conducted by Emory University in 2018.)
In September 2016, the Foundation awarded Georgia Tech Health Analytics Group to develop and deploy a comprehensive measurement approach for improving community health. An interactive mapping tool, the Health(care) Data Portal, was created to help coalitions identify the need and the opportunity within their communities. Click here for more information on the Health(care) Data Portal.
For more information on The Two Georgias Initiative evaluation contact:
Samantha Bourque Tucker, Evaluation Manager