Evaluation of the National Center for Family and Professional Partnerships

Client: Family Voices
Topic Areas: Advocacy and community engagement; Children, youth, and families
Service: Participatory Evaluation

ICH was the evaluator for the National Center for Family and Professional Partnerships (NCFPP), an initiative of Family Voices funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. NCFPP aimed to increase engagement of youth and family leaders in improving services and systems for children and youth with special health care needs. NCFPP accomplished this through a series of trainings and technical assistance offerings aimed at family organizations, state Title V agencies, cohorts of diverse youth and family leaders, and other stakeholders. ICH’s evaluation utilized a range of survey instruments that were designed in close collaboration with NCFPP and were administered at key timepoints allowing for longitudinal assessment of program outcomes. The evaluation also included in-depth qualitative interviews with family leaders and program participants. With the data and analysis provided by ICH, NCFPP has been able to fulfill funder reporting requirements and make changes to training curriculums to better meet participants’ needs. ICH has also provided trainings and webinars that have built evaluation and data collection capacity among family leaders across the country.