Client(s): Vermont Department of Health
Service: Applied Research & Evaluation
Technical Expertise: Chronic Disease Management, Healthy Communities, Population Health, State and Local Public Health
JSI has a breadth of experience working on community, state, and national projects to improve the health of populations through the application of evaluation, epidemiology, data analysis, needs assessment and the presentation of information. These applications assist agencies in directing resources to promote health behaviors, measure health outcomes, and improve health systems. Furthermore, JSI has a long-standing history providing needs assessment, evaluation, strategic planning, and technical assistance services to agencies and community based organizations in Vermont, including the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) and many of the Division of Health Promotion Disease Prevention programs.
In 2016, the VDH collaborated with JSI for a 2-year comprehensive evaluation services project per the needs of the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Programs. Using a participatory and focused approach, JSI is aiding programs in evaluation planning, implementation, analysis, and dissemination and use of findings. JSI is currently working with the VDH Tobacco Control Program, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, 1305/Diabetes Program, and WISEWOMAN Program to develop and implement several evaluations that will inform program quality improvement and demonstrate reach and impact of program strategies.