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To improve its services continuously, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) evaluates its programs to examine the performance of those programs in achieving their objectives. An important part of the HHS evaluation function is communicating the findings and recommendations of the evaluation studies.
This report evaluates a program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It was prepared by RTI International, under Contract No. 60066.
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By S. Cornelia Kaydos-Daniels, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., Lucia Rojas-Smith, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.,
Tonya Farris, M.P.H., Scott Wetterhall, M.D., M.P.H.
List of Acronyms
1.1. Evaluation of the MRC Program during the Demonstration Project
2.1. Evaluation Approach
2.2. MRC Evaluation Workgroup
2.3. Federal-Level Key Informants
2.4. Case Studies
2.5. Data Collection Instrument
2.6. Data Coding and Analysis
3.1. Unit Genesis, Design, and Purpose
3.2. External Coordination
3.3. Public Health Engagement
3.4. Emergency Deployment
3.5. Organization and Operation of the MRC
4. Discussion of Lessons Learned
4.1. External Coordination
4.2. External Coordination
4.3. Community Health Engagement
4.4. Organization and Operation
Appendix A: MRC Evaluation Questions, Measures, and Data Sources to Assess MRC Goals
Appendix B. Case Study Evaluation Questions
Appendix C: MRC Evaluation Workgroup Members
Appendix D: MRC Federal-Level Key Informant Agencies and Organizations
Appendix E. Case Study Unit Profiles
Appendix F: Master Interview Guide for Federal-Level MRC Key Informant Interviews
Appendix G: Master Interview Guides for Key Informant Interviews
Current as of June 2007
Assessment of the Medical Reserve Corps Program. Program Evaluation. June 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/about/evaluations/mrc/