FY 15 UK HANDS Evaluation

Grants and Contracts Details


The University of Kentucky (UK) shall: 1. Provide epidemiological support and conduct program evaluation for the Healthy Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program and the MIECHV grant home visiting program for the Division of Maternal and Child Health. 2. Provide 35% salary support for PhD staff with the University of Kentucky's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and 100% salary support and tuition for the graduate research assistant for the 2014-2015 academic year. 3. Complete data analysis for evaluation of the HANDS program in order to become evidence-based by Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (Hom VEE) standards and complete federally-required evaluation of MIECHV expansion program using the evaluation plan developed for and approved by Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA). 4. Oversee data analysis of the six benchmark areas required to be monitored by the MIECHV grant write grant reports. 5. Submit research findings from HANDS evaluation in article format for journal publication to appropriate and applicable peer-revie\ved journals. 6. Present findings to various groups approved by the Department for Public Health. 7. Provide analysis of the original HANDS program in two domains (Child Development and School Readiness, Family Economic Self-Sufficiency, Maternal Health, Reductions in Child Maltreatment, Child Health Linkages and Referrals, Positive Parenting Practices, and Reductions in Juvenile Delinquency, Family Violence, and Crime) as required by Hom VEE standards for proving evidence-based. 2.01-Deliverables UK shall: I. Upon request from DPH, supply documentation of contract expenditures. 2. Provide epidemiologic consultation to the Department for Public Health Maternal and Child Health Division for maternal and child health projects, specifically related to the MIECHV grant. 3. Respond to requested information from the Division of Maternal and Child Health by the requested deadline. 4. Complete all federal grant applications and reporting by established deadlines. 5. Submit data analysis evaluation findings in article format for journal publication as appropriate. 6. Develop and implement Evaluation plan for the MIECHV home visitation grant according to HRSA guidelines and submit to federal partners for approval. 7. Provide office supplies for staff and printing and postage for surveys conducted related to the evaluation.
Effective start/end date7/1/146/30/15


  • KY Department for Public Health: $96,811.00


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