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Advanced Qualitative Methods hosted by the Qualitative Methods Learning Collaborative

Using Multiple Qualitative Methods in a Multi-Year Enterprise-Wide Initiative Evaluation of the VA Medical Foster Home Program

by Leah Haverhals, PhD, MA ; Chelsea Manheim, LCSW
Seminar date: 6/13/2024

Description: In this cyberseminar, we will describe the qualitative methods used in our seven-year evaluation of the VA Office of Rural Health Enterprise Wide Initiative expanding the VA Medical Foster Home program to rural areas of the US. In this work we have conducted individual and group interviews with program coordinators, Veterans and caregivers; designed surveys completed by coordinators; and led coaching sessions to support MFH expansion sites in building their MFH programs. We will discuss the process of evaluating a program over several years including working with our quantitative team, collaborating with our operational partners, and incorporating the REAIM implementation science framework in identifying facilitators and barriers to program growth. Finally we will discuss some methods of dissemination of findings for practical use and application.

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