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Partnering with Masters of Public Health Program

In 2012-2013, WORH partnered with the University of Wisconsin Masters of Public Health program to provide support to rural community grant recipients in developing evaluation plans, needs assessments, and program planning.  MPH students fulfilled a field experience requirement working in a rural setting, many for the first time.  Grantors are increasingly expecting high level evaluation models and outcome measurements.  The students were able to provide these resources to the communities which will aid them as they move forward implementing their programs.  Deliverables included logic models, community surveys and strategic plans.  The community projects assisted included community based and family based obesity reduction programs and a substance abuse intervention program.  Students and community partners saw great value in these partnerships; all three communities expressed interest in working with students for a second year.

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