How We Do It
Our approach to engagement is participatory, asset-based, and client-focused. We formally engage clients to determine their interests and partner with them to develop an approach that will bring greater clarity and focus to their work. In evaluation, we design tools for quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses. Some of the evaluation products and tools that we use include conceptual/logic models, mapping, interviews, site visits, focus groups and paper and online surveys. Also, we are capable of providing evaluation technical assistance and support. We have successfully managed projects with local, regional and national strategies including border health issues.
Our niche is eliciting data on groups – such as racial and ethnic minorities as well as low-income populations – that tend to be underrepresented in evaluation and research data.
All too often, data on groups that are targeted beneficiaries are limited or bereft of the substance that informs effective grantmaking and program management. This is especially true of data on racial and ethnic minorities. KHA has demonstrated capacity in eliciting data through a variety of methods including those that follow:
- Focus Groups
- Site Visits
We are also skilled at participatory approaches to evaluation across a diversity of perspectives, programmatic approaches and geographic circumstances. Most important we work with our clients to determine the most appropriate ways to use evaluation data to improve their effectiveness over time.