ASAE - The Center for Association Leadership Evaluation Job Board Description of Project The Minnesota Department of Health, through its Maternal and Child Health Section (State), is seeking Proposals from qualified Responders to provide professional and technical services to evaluate and report the effectiveness of the Post-Partum Depression Quality Improvement Project (PPDQIP). The goal of the Post-Partum Depression Quality Improvement Project is to support 10 to 15 pilot clinic sites throughout the state in developing a standard clinical protocol for implementing universal maternal depression screening at appropriate intervals during well child visits during the baby’s first year of life. The purpose of the initiative is to develop, test, and implement sustainable clinic models for incorporating maternal depression screening into pediatric well child visits in the first year of life for Medicaid enrolled children. Clinics participating in the quality improvement project will receive assistance in these main activities: Required Tasks 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
AEA - American Evaluation Association : Evaluation 2014: Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future : Evaluation 2014 28th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future In 2014, let’s use relationships and systems thinking to connect evaluation to the premier challenge of our time—nurturing a diverse and interconnected world with enough for all for generations to come. Let’s envision evaluation as fundamental to a sustainable, equitable future. Interconnected and seemingly intractable challenges threaten lives, livelihoods, and cultures. Yet our time is rich with new possibilities. Evaluation needs your vision of sustainable and equitable living, systems thinking, and relationships. Integrating systems thinking. Let us, together, conceptualize visionary ways of conducting and using evaluation to meet the challenges at this point in history. If you are new to evaluation, watch the 5-minute video below for a description of evaluation, AEA, and the conference theme by AEA 2014 President Beverly Parsons. P.S.
Downloads Gephi is an open-source and multiplatform software distributed under the dual license CDDL 1.0 and GNU General Public License v3. Official Releases Release Notes | System Requirements | Installation instructions Gephi 0.9.2 is the latest stable release. Download Gephi for LinuxVersion 0.9.2 If you have an older Gephi on your computer, you should uninstall it first, see the installation instructions. All downloads:Download Gephi 0.9.2 for Mac OS XDownload Gephi 0.9.2 for WindowsDownload Gephi 0.9.2 for LinuxDownload Gephi 0.9.2 sourcesDownload Older Versions Sources: Gephi uses GitHub to host the source code and track issues. Localization Localization is available in French, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Czech and German. Data sets Web/Internet, Social Networks, Biological Networks, Infrastructures and others… If you are looking for data samples to test Gephi, look at the wiki. Learn how to use Gephi Thank you for your support!
American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) DEVELOPING THE WATCHDOG CAPACITY IN ROMANIARomania, along with other formerly Communist-ruled countries, still struggles to establish government institutions free of mismanagement and fraud. The Norwegian government, along with Iceland and Liechtenstein, provides funding for a broad range of reform programs in Romania. Two initiatives—a website geared toward citizen engagement and a training program for volunteers and journalists—aim to promote open government and combat corruption. Read more. THE ROOT CAUSE OF GOVERMENT PERFORMANCE PROBLEMSThe American Customer Satisfaction Index puts local and federal agencies below all major private-sector categories in customer satisfaction. If you listen to oversight hearings, it seems legislators are also exasperated with poor government performance. The ASPA blog features commentary on news topics and how they relate to public administration.
External Resources Self-Assessment Reflect on your evaluation knowledge, skills, and dispositions using the Essential Competencies for Program Evaluation Self-Assessment Tool Evaluation Blogs Click here for a list of evaluation blogs. Professional Associations American Evaluation Association The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Minnesota Evaluation Association The Mission of Minnesota Evaluation Association (MN EA) is to promote and improve the theory, practice, understanding and use of evaluation and its contribution to the community. Evaluation Companies To find evaluation organizations in your area, visit the American Evaluation Association’s find an evaluator page or the Minnesota Evaluation Association’s find an evaluator page. Online Resources Online Handbooks & How-tos How to Evaluate Foundation Programs (St.
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