How we evaluated a multi-year patient-focused research program Ontario is home to some of the world’s leading experts on spinal cord injury (SCI) who are working toward a future where people with SCI lead long, healthy lives. For many years, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) and Praxis Spinal Cord Institute, with the support of the… More
The secret sauce to better-trained doctors? Improvement-oriented evaluation of medical training programs!
The Cathexis team recently collaborated on an article with one of our favorite clients (and co-conspirators in the effort to continually improve medical education in Canada), Dr. Ivy Oandasan at the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The article, titled “Twelve tips for improvement-oriented evaluation of competency-based medical education”, has just been published in Medical Teacher,… More
Cross sector complex care model evaluation report released
You may be wondering, what exactly is a ‘cross sector complex care model’? It’s a model of care for young adults with medical complexities and development disabilities. It offers a highly individualized approach that integrates health and developmental services into one cohesive package. This new model has been implemented in York Region over the last… More
Evaluating policy influence? Check out this guide
Originally produced to support the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Innovation Strategy Projects, A Guide to Policy-Influence Evaluation: Selected Resources and Case Studies could be useful for anyone planning and evaluating policy-influence work. The guide summarizes and references recent resources that can be used while planning an evaluation. It also includes three case studies which… More
Evaluation of the ACO – Executive Summary now up on the ACO website
The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) was established in 2007 as Canada’s contribution to the development of a safe, effective, and affordable HIV vaccine, accessible on a global scale. In 2011, the CHVI Research and Development Alliance Coordinating Office (ACO) was formed as a neutral organization aimed at facilitating collaboration, igniting synergies across disciplines, sectors,… More
Curious about how evaluation can have an impact?
After much anticipation, the stories from the “Evaluations that Make a Difference” project are now up online! These eight stories focus on the impact that evaluation can have. The publication identifies “enabling factors” that contributed to the impact of the evaluations, highlighting a benefit for evaluators and evaluation users. Congratulations to all those who were… More