Carrie Leach, Ph.D.
Research Associate, CURES & Institute of Gerontology, WSU
Carrie Leach, Ph.D. has considerable experience in inter-disciplinary research in a variety of settings with expertise in health communication, environmental health literacy, and community-based and aging services delivery and communication. Her scholarly activity at the Institute of Gerontology over the past decade has focused on partnering with organizational leaders and community residents to evaluate and examine the needs of more than 5,500 older adults across Michigan to translate findings into actionable improvements in aging and community-based services practice and policy. Dr. Leach has been a leader in community engagement, currently with the Community Engagement Core (CEC) in the NIEHS P30 Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) at WSU. Through her work with the CEC she developed a participatory process for the CAB and CURES researchers to co-construct community-engaged programs and multi-media informational materials that are matched to the needs and circumstances of Detroit residents. Over the past six years, those efforts resulted in disseminating health-protecting information to more than 5,000 Detroit residents through face-to-face interactions and thousands more through print and electronic communication. Carrie is driven by her commitment to reduce health and communication disparities through partnered approaches and co-developing community-driven solutions. She has shown that active participation increases the public’s interest and capacity to engage with science, fosters connections and co-learning among researchers and those impacted by environmental health issues, and helps research inform multi-level decision making. https://iog.wayne.edu/profile/bw4730
Carrie is speaking at
Welcoming remarks from Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute leadership. Dell Stubblefield will share a brief history of Detroit.
This three-hour workshop will be delivered by Christie Drew, PhD, Chief of the Program Analysis Branch at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Attendees will receive an electronic copy an evaluation manual, co-authored by Dr. Drew, titled Partnerships for Public Health Evaluation Metrics Manual, a product of the NIEHS.
This three-hour workshop will be limited to 40 participants. Dr. Drew will present the logic model concept using pre-designed case studies, or examples identified by participants responses provided at the time when they register. After providing the logic model overview, participants will work in small virtual break out groups to develop activities, outputs and impacts to achieve a goal.
Once we establish several broad components of the logic model we will work on developing metrics for as many components of the logic model as possible during the time allotted. We invite participants to work in their small break out groups to identify the metrics and develop strategies to collect and analyze data that can be used to document success. The metrics exercise includes reminders and strategies to think through the feasibility and appropriateness of the metrics. We aim to be dynamic and interactive, to keep people engaged and move the conversations forward. A wrap-up discussion gives participants opportunity to comment and talk about implementation planning.
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