New Hampshire SNAP-Ed Program Evaluation
Administered by UNH Cooperative Extension (Project Lead: Extension Professor Deborah Luppold, MS, RD, LD), SNAP-Ed New Hampshire provides nutrition education and other services to support the health and wellness of people enrolled in or eligible to enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Carsey has served as NH SNAP-Ed’s external program evaluator for five years and counting. Evaluation components have investigated the impact of direct nutrition education, the reach of public messaging campaigns, and the development and implementation of wellness policies in qualifying New Hampshire school districts.
Sponsor: NH SNAP-Ed Adult and Youth Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Project, Award number 11041511.
Teacher Residency for Rural Education (TRRE) Program Evaluation
The TRRE program prepares qualified STEM educators to teach in rural high-need schools in New Hampshire. It is based in the UNH Education Department (Principal Investigator: Dr. Emilie Reagan). Carsey has served as the program’s external evaluator since the proposal stage. Our roles include facilitation of a continuous quality improvement (CQI) process, formative and summative program evaluation, and reporting of findings to internal and regional stakeholders.
Sponsor: US Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement Teacher Quality Partnership Grant #U3365160019.
New Hampshire Healthy Families America Home Visiting Program Evaluation
The New Hampshire Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Healthy Families America (HFA) program serves families at risk of adverse outcomes, such as child abuse and neglect, from the prenatal stage through age three of the target child. Home visitors provide families with parenting education and referrals to critical services they need to thrive. As members of a multi-disciplinary UNH team based at the Institute on Disability (Project Director: Dr. Tobey Partch-Davies), Carsey staff partner in evaluating the implementation and outcomes of HFA in New Hampshire. Evaluation components investigate evidence-based model fidelity, the development and utilization of community referral networks, and program impact on family outcomes. Findings have been reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and disseminated in HFA statewide Learning Exchanges and national conference presentations.
Sponsor: The NH MIECHV HFA program is financed under a contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, with funds provided in whole by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the D89MC26361 and MIECHV Competitive Grant Program for $1,461,377.
Families in Transition and Well Sense Health Plan Evaluation Design
Carsey consulted on evaluation design for a supportive housing pilot project serving homeless adults and families led by Families in Transition and Well Sense Health Plan in Manchester, New Hampshire. Carsey staff facilitated the collaborative development of a project logic model and designed an evaluation plan based on the identified short-, intermediate, and long-term outcomes.
UNH Center for Biological and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) Evaluation Design
The UNH CIBBR is funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence grant awarded in 2017 (Principal Investigator: Dr. Rick Cote). Carsey worked closely with the CIBBR Leadership Team and Program Manager to translate the program aims stated in their NIH proposal into a comprehensive evaluation framework for the five-year grant period. Carsey staff also developed and documented data collection instruments and protocols in order to both report on outcomes for Year 1 and equip project staff to replicate evaluation activities in Years 2-5. Evaluation findings have contributed substantially to the CIBBR’s required NIH reporting.