Program Evaluation

Sierra Health Foundation is committed to learning about effective practices and using what is learned to inform decisions and accelerate change. Program evaluation is one of the ways that we demonstrate this commitment. For more information about our evaluation program, please e-mail Evaluation Director Leslie Cooksy, Ph.D.

Positive Youth Justice Initiative

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative is helping communities transform juvenile justice practice and policy across California. Using a systems change approach, the initiative strives to address underlying trauma and disconnections so that vulnerable youth can successfully transition to adulthood. An independent, external evaluation team from Resource Development Associates was selected to evaluate the initiative’s implementation. Learn more.

Respite Partnership Collaborative

The Respite Partnership Collaborative Innovation project tested if a community-driven collaborative approach could lead to new partnerships and, ultimately, improved mental health respite services to Sacramento community members. The American Institutes for Research were selected to conduct an independent evaluation of the project. Learn more.

Sacramento Region Health Care Partnership

The Sacramento Region Health Care Partnership is working to improve the region’s safety net health care system in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. The partnership’s Community Health Center Capacity Building Program responded to the anticipated growth in demand created by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act by strengthening community health centers’ administrative and operational capacity. The Center for Community Health and Evaluation was selected to conduct an independent evaluation of the program. Learn more.