Supporting an evaluation of the progress and impact of RWJF's Public Health Law initiative

The Foundation's program, Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health, was designed to build the evidence for public health law and policy, translate research findings into practical tools to increase the support for and use of law by policy-makers and public health practitioners, and to translate findings to other fields and venues to improve and protect health.This contract supports planning activities for evaluation of this major initiative. Marjorie Gutman will work with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) staff, members of the Public Health Law Research (PHLR) national program office (NPO), and the Public Health Law Field Building (FPHL) national coordinating center to outline and refine an evaluation plan, core set of evaluation questions, and logic model that will guide the broader evaluation of the overall initiative. The evaluator will also develop a workplan that will detail how she will shape and coordinate the work of the separate PHLR and FPHL evaluations. Lastly, the evaluator will develop the structure for a relational, interactive program database for the evaluation. To inform the work in the planning phase, the evaluator will review documents and interview key stakeholders at RWJF and the PHLR NPO and in the broader field. Deliverables will be evaluation questions, an evaluation plan, a logic model, a workplan, and a relational database structure.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $48,712.00

Awarded on: 1/11/2010

Time frame: 2/1/2010 - 8/15/2010

Grant Number: 67382


Gutman Research Associates

42 North Main Street
Cranbury, 08512-3241


Marjorie Ann Gutman
Project Director