The purpose of the qualitative evaluation is to understand the projects’ challenges, perceived successes - expected and unexpected, lessons learned, and factors that affect program coordination and participation. Information from qualitative interviews, community needs assessments conducted at the beginning of the project, and reports will be synthesized and analyzed to pull out common themes in the grantee experience as well as success stories. At the end of the grant, best practices will be shared. Our findings will be helpful to community stakeholders interested in implementing similar projects in their community.
The qualitative evaluation will address the following questions:
- What are the effective models of sustained nutrition program coordination efforts using community involvement?
- What are the most effective uses of technology and digital media to improve outreach, and make advances in communications and coordination?
- What are the projects that engage program participants in leading cross-program coordination efforts?
Pre-Implementation Interview Findings
At this time, interviews with each of the grant recipients to learn about each organizations’ perception of project roles and concepts, prior experiences, and key barriers anticipated prior to implementing the projects have been completed.
For an infographic summary of the pre-implementation interview findings, click on the following link: RCPNC Qualitative Pre-Implementation Infographic Summary.pdf