The Wandersman Center has been busy during the past month as we move in the last final months of this decade. First and foremost, check out our completed redesigned Wandersman Center website. Hats off to our acting webmaster Jenny Kolodny-Goetz for her design aesthetic and hard work pushing us through this transition.
BACK TO THE CDC. Abe and Jonathan were down at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta as part of the evaluation roundtable series to talk about past work in readiness and how the Office on Smoking and Health was able to implement Readiness-focused Technical Assistance with several grantee states. The slides are available on our website for downloading.
We have also finished up our third year of readiness funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. We’ll be sharing the evaluation reports from the CDC-OSH project, Serve and Connect, UNC’s Center For Medication Optimization, and the Farley Health Policy Center in the next few weeks. In the meanwhile, check out Farley’s work at the excellent website, Colorado is Ready.
NEW BOOK! In case you missed it, our friend and colleague David Fetterman just put out the fourth edition of his excellent book, Ethnography Step-By-Step. Many of us are steeped in qualitative research. Consequently, it is fascinating to learn from an alternative perspective that has influenced the design and implementation of Empowerment Evaluation.
We hope to see many of our friends and colleagues at the American Public Health Association’s conference from November 2nd through 6th in Philly and the American Evaluation Association’s annual meeting from November 13th through 16th in Minneapolis. AEA is especially noteworthy this year because we’ll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of GTO. We’ll be bringing R=MC² beanies to help you through the pre-winter weather.