The Center for Public Heath Evaluation and Research (Center) provides public health evaluation and research services and expertise for state and private agency within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice (NRCFCP). Center projects currently focus on chronic disease including Iowa Get Screened (IGS) Colorectal Cancer Program, Care for Yourself Program including breast and cervical cancer and early detection, Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Program, and CDC-sponsored evaluations of the state programs for Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes and the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. The Center also assists the states mental health initiative for evidence based practices through environmental scans, and has conducted numerous needs assessments, surveys and network analysis for local health departments and non-profit agencies. The Center also helps the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice achieve its mission to promote family-centered, community-based, culturally competent practice within organizations and across systems through research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and information dissemination. The Center develops and implements high quality outcome measurement, process evaluation and research to inform practice and policy for programs and projects. The Center's location at The University of Iowa also provides access to a wealth of resources and expertise on behalf of those for whom we conduct evaluations.
For more information about The University of Iowa School of Social Work, National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice, visit the website at: http://clas.uiowa.edu/nrcfcp/