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ERIC Number: EJ1096915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
A Health Advocate Program: Evaluation by Stakeholder
Wolff, Marie; Beck, Barbara; Young, Staci; Bates, Tovah; Ahmed, Syed M.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v9 n2 p5-21 2004
This article specifically describes an evaluation of a Community Health Advocate (CHA) program in a public housing development from the perspectives of various stakeholders. The evaluation consisted of semistructured interviews with advocates, case management, a Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee representative, and non-Advocate residents of public housing. Interviews lasted thirty to fifty minutes and were analyzed inductively to determine common themes. Several major themes emerged from the analysis: (1) perceived value and recognition of the CHA program; (2) personal benefit to advocates from the CHA program; (3) effects of the CHA program; and (4) future directions and challenges. Although the CHA program has been very successful, a future challenge is to increase resident participation in advocate activities. Increased outreach will require identifying the most effective vehicles for this community engagement. Program sustainability will require strategies for identifying funding sources.
Descriptors: Public Health, Advocacy, Program Evaluation, Public Housing, Semi Structured Interviews, Stakeholders, Outreach Programs, Sustainability, Financial Support
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin