CHSE/ORPRN collaboration picked as state public-health evaluator

02/10/16  Portland, Ore.

"CHOOSE" collaboration one of four groups selected

A new collaboration between CHSE and the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) is one of four teams selected to evaluate programs for the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention section of Oregon's Public Health Division.

The new price agreements are renewable for up to eight years and cover a number of services, including research, analysis, evaluation, training and consultation, for HPCDP and its community partners. Major priority areas for HPCDP include asthma, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, tobacco prevention, physical activity and nutrition.

The winning OHSU collaboration, dubbed "CHOOSE" for "Collaboration for a Healthy Oregon Through Systematic Evaluation," combines the quantitative program evaluation expertise of the CHSE team with the community-engagement and qualitative skills of the ORPRN team. The collaboration is led by CHSE director John McConnell and ORPRN director LJ Fagnan and features OHSU faculty from multiple other departments as consultants.  

Other contractors also selected were RMC Research Corporation, Oregon Research Institute Community and Evaluation Services and Health Policy Solutions NW.