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CHRT to join the Michigan Health Endowment Fund’s Equitable Evaluation Initiative Collaboratory this April

March 19, 2020 | CHRT News

In partnership with the Equitable Evaluation Initiative, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund is working to build our state’s evaluation ecosystem. Over the next several months, CHRT and selected Health Fund grantees will explore Michigan health equity evaluation as part of a collaboratory that brings philanthropy, nonprofit, and consultant partners together, bridging the unique perspectives of each area.

In the first full-day session, which will take place online this April, we’ll unpack the Equitable Evaluation Framework and explore current equitable evaluation practices, pinpointing improvements to bring back to our organizations. Then, three monthly calls will allow us to reflect, guide one another, and identify areas for growth. The final full-day session in late August will bring everyone back together to share experiences from the program and plot a course forward.

“CHRT has always had a commitment to shining a light on ways that inequity disproportionately impacts particular groups in our society,” says Melissa Riba, director of CHRT’s research and evaluation team. “We see the EEI Collaboratory as a way to ensure we are using equitable and inclusive approaches and that our work reflects the tremendous diversity of the communities we serve.”