DISPARITIES LEADERSHIP PROGRAM EVALUATION
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH EQUITY
Based on survey data from participants in the Disparities Leadership Program, the Health Affairs article below outlines five strategies that helped DLP participants implement successful projects in their institutions. Read the press release here.
EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF THE DLP
The DSC contracted evaluators from the Leadership Learning Community to conduct an external assessment of the DLP and its impact. Participants included all organizational teams that participated in the DLP from 2008-2011. Data sources included an online survey, key informant interviews, and case study site visits.
The goals of this evaluation were to:
Assess the skills and knowledge participants gained from the program;
Evaluate participants’ progress on their disparities project or organizational planning efforts;
Determine the overall impact of the program on participating organizations’ capacity to better plan for, identify, and implement models to identify and address disparities and achieve equity; and
Identify ways to improve the overall quality of the program.
This evaluation was supported by The Aetna Foundation, a national foundation based in Hartford, CT, that supports projects to promote wellness, health, and access to high quality care for everyone. The views presented here are of the author, and not necessarily of The Aetna Foundation, its directors, officers, or staff. The Aetna Foundation was not involved in selecting the organizations involved or in the work conducted as part of the Disparities Leadership Program evaluation.