Community of Evaluators at PRL-IHPS

PRL-IHPS is happy to announce the formation of a “community of evaluators” (faculty and research staff) committed to bringing their extensive experience in evaluation design and methods to assess complex programs in diverse arenas. With over 40 years in informing decision making, PRL-IHPS evaluators have partnered with international, federal, state, local and private organizations to conduct credible, high quality evaluation of complex programs and policies. This transdisciplinary community uses qualitative and quantitative evaluation findings to strengthen and impact policies, programs, and improve organizational strategic learning in diverse settings.  It also informs the field of evaluation through developing new evaluation methods and approaches, providing technical assistance, teaching evaluation curriculum, and disseminating findings through peer-reviewed publications, briefs, and other channels.

For additional information on PRL-IHPS evaluators and the wide variety of evaluation projects underway or recently completed, visit IHPS’ website ( We strongly  encourage you to be visible part of this community as clearly many of your projects are within this community of practice and we are committed to keeping this website up-to-date, recognizing the breadth and depth of our research underway. 

To bring further focus to this IHPS community of evaluators and its wide array of evaluation work, we are pleased to host our first evaluation forum on the topic of the future of the health care work force on January 11th at 10:00-11:15 a.m. Panelists will describe the designs and findings from three recent evaluations of initiatives to strengthen and expand the U.S. health care workforce.

Speakers and topics include:

Janet Coffman, PhD: Evaluation of the California Endowment's Investments in Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs for Health Professionals

Annette L. Gardner, PhD: The VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education Evaluation

Joanne Spetz, PhD and Susan Chapman, PhD: The California Nurse Workforce Initiative Evaluation

Dana Hughes, DrPH: Moderator and Discussant