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Author Archives: Angie Ficek
Our growth continues. In the past few months we added another Senior Developer to our team, and for the first time we have an Operations Manager on staff. Say hello to Steve and Kelly! Steve Strand – Senior Developer Steve has spent his career as a software developer focusing on creating meaningful and quality software [...]
Engaging in responsive evaluation and creating meaningful and accessible reports for the evaluation of a coalition
Written by Melissa Chapman Haynes and Angie Ficek We are the contracted evaluator for the Ohio Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP), which includes the cancer Program, the Ohio Cancer Plan, and the Partnership (the coalition), the Ohio Partners for Cancer Control (OPCC). The essence of CCCP work is on facilitating partnerships, increasing coordination and reducing [...]
Written by Sara Richter and Angie Ficek What it is Our stats team recently partnered with five undergraduate students from St. Olaf College to determine if there is a better way to estimate the percent of participants from a tobacco cessation program who quit using tobacco, which we call a “quit rate”, and its variance. [...]
We are excited to have Vince join our team as a Senior Business Analyst! Vince has strengths in requirements elicitation, collaboration with partners, identifying solutions, and problem solving. He enjoys working closely with business partners and team members to deliver innovative process and technology based solutions that support and enhance the user experience. Vince is [...]
We added three new faces to our team recently – one in each of our three divisions. Say hello to Sam, Heather, and Jake! Sam Carlson, Associate Analyst Sam is a data-enthusiast with a background in tobacco-control policy and smoking cessation research. She enjoys working on community-oriented projects where she can see timely impact and [...]
We recently added a project manager to our team! Evan Shrader is an energetic project manager who excels at creating and enhancing structural efficiencies and promoting effective team strategies. Evan thrives on making projects easier for those he works with, on keeping a handle on complex priorities, and on pursuing projects that make life better [...]
Written by Heather Zook ClearWay MinnesotaSM awarded two-year grants to three health systems in Minnesota between 2014 and 2016. The purpose of these grants was to increase the health systems’ capacity to address tobacco use with patients. Each health system utilized multiple strategies to conduct systems change, and these strategies varied across grantees. Strategies included: [...]
We are participating in some upcoming conferences in the field of tobacco control! The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco’s annual meeting was in Florence, Italy March 8-11. Sadly, no PDA staff attended in-person, but we did co-author several posters. The North American Quitline Consortium’s conference is March 20-21 in Austin, TX followed by [...]
PDA is currently seeking a part-time program evaluation intern for the summer of 2017. It is a 10-week paid internship. We are looking for an upper level undergraduate student or masters-level graduate student who is interested in learning more about and getting more experience in the field of evaluation. For more information about this internship [...]
In November, Lara Rubinyi joined the PDA team as an Associate Evaluator. Lara received her Master of International Public Affairs degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining PDA, Lara worked with [rp] Collective in Kathmandu, Nepal to build healthy, community-focused urban plans. She has experience conducting large-scale research and evaluations on STEM education, child [...]
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