The University of Michigan School of Social Work Program Evaluation Group (PEG) has over nine years of experience conducting evaluation in Michigan and nationally. PEG has worked with more than 100 clients across the domains of public health, health and aging, community development, human services, and youth development sectors on projects ranging from less than $10,00 to over $100,000.
Our partnerships have resulted in improved program designs, greater access to services, integration of best practices, improved participant outcomes, community change, and increased evaluation capacity . As social work evaluators, we believe that evaluation should be equitable in both process and purpose. We are committed to evaluation approaches that further social justice work and meaningfully engage diverse stakeholders. We employ a utilization-focused approach to evaluation, providing high-quality, professional evaluation services through a social work lens. We engage our clients throughout the evaluation process to ensure that 1) evaluation design and implementation is driven by their needs; 2) evaluation capacity is built within their organization’s processes and structure; and 3) evaluation findings are meaningful and actionable. In analyzing and reporting out findings from the Health Worker Survey, we would partner with MiCHWA staff and the MiCHWA Evaluation Advisory Board to ensure that all deliverables are clear, credible, and accessible to their intended audiences. Analysis, reporting, and visualization decisions would be made in collaboration with the MiCHWA project team. Throughout the project, PEG and MiCHWA project team members would meet on a regular basis to review progress and discuss next steps.