Case Study: Evaluation Support for the Prevention Empowers ME Project
IPHI is proud to partner with the District of Columbia Primary Care Association’s (DCPCA’s) on Prevention Empowers ME, a new initiative funded through the District of Columbia Department of Health Community Health Administration’s Community Transformation Grant program. Through Prevention Empowers ME, DCPCA aims to create an integrated model for spreading the availability of CHW-led chronic disease self-management education and prevention programs to the areas of Washington, DC that experience the highest disparities in health outcomes and morbidity.
Through this project, Community Health Workers (CHWs) (link) trained in prevention and chronic disease management provide clinical-to-community linkages in difficult to reach populations in the District. This project offers a unique opportunity to strengthen and spread an integrated system of prevention and self-management education (SME) using trained CHWs to reduce health disparities in the District.
IPHI plays a critical role in the implementation and evaluation of the Prevention Empowers ME project. IPHI works with DARE Global Innovations to develop tools and metrics to measure the efficacy and reach of Prevention Empowers ME and provides technical assistance to the SME and prevention programs in this pilot.
Specifically the evaluation will assess the efficacy of CHWs to engage in Self-Management Education; and design a sustainable system for data collection and reporting is created for CHWs working in wards 4,5,7 & 8.