Public Health Evaluation Internship

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Internship Description
The Public Health Evaluation Intern will be responsible for using key evaluation methods to develop an evaluation plan for DC’s Cancer Coalition. The Coalition convenes stakeholders concerned with reducing the District’s cancer burden by collaboratively identifying and addressing gaps in cancer services. The mission of the coalition is to reduce preventable cancer morbidity and mortality in the District of Columbia through coordinated efforts and improved infrastructure that support the  fair and impartial delivery of evidence-based and culturally responsive care across the cancer continuum. This is a hands-on opportunity to learn about public health evaluation in action and gain valuable experience in a professional setting.

The goal of the project is to assist the DC Health Comprehensive Cancer Control program in understanding and evaluating the impact of the Cancer Coalition on the cancer burden in DC.

Objective(s) of the project:
•    Conduct a thorough review of the literature on coalitions/community partnerships on best ways to evaluate their effectiveness.
•    Meet with stakeholders and coalition members to understand their goals and objectives and identify key outcomes to be evaluated.
•    Design an evaluation plan for the cancer coalition, including a logic model, data collection methods, and data analysis techniques.
•    Develop survey questions and interview protocols to routinely collect datil from coalition members and stakeholders.
•    Provide an outline of an implementation plan for the evaluation plan

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