Global Health Liaisons specializes in the improvement of health systems through the provision of quality technical services for Scientific Program Preparedness, Grant and Contract Management and Data Solutions, and Research, Evaluation and Training.

Theory Driven Evaluation

Theory-driven evaluation addresses, “contextual factors and planning and implementation issues that are of great interest to stakeholders.” Huey T. Chin (2015). GHLiaisons uses both Change and Action Models.

  • Change Model – Using a change model describes the causal process
    • Goals and Outcomes – each program identifies a leverage or mechanism upon which it can develop a treatment or intervention to meet a need
    • Intervention or Treatment – Program aims directly at changing a determinant
    • Determinants – Each program identifies a leverage or mechanism upon which it can develop a treatment or intervention to meet a need
  • Action Model -Focus on implementers
    • Implementing Partners – Assess, Enhance, and Ensure their Capabilities
    • Program Implementers
    • Peer Organizations/Community Partners
    • Intervention and Service Delivery Protocols
    • Ecological Context
    • Target Population
Needs assessments and evaluations are important for your organization because they...
  • Improve organizational and program competency
  • Measure program impact to ensure improvement
  • Identify accountability and issues
  • Assess community level needs and assets
  • Describe best practices, lessons learned and make recommendations
  • Contribute to the dialogue for future planning
GHLiaisons the right partner for your organization because we...
  • Utilize evidence-based and field-tested research techniques to ensure best quality outputs
  • Incorporate technology and innovation into the data collection activities; we build and use tracking and quality control software
  • Strengthen systems through assessment, evaluation, and training
  • Bring strong experience in evaluations to bear on Health, Education and Water and Sanitation sectors
  • Dedicated ourselves to improving local capacity for data collection and analysis
  • Provide innovative analytic talent from premiere universities and global experience in the United States, Africa, and Asia
  • Experience in evaluations involving community-based organizations, international governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, as well as national and global networks
  • Commitment to providing quality products and services, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction and quality improvement

SERVICES

Service offerings include: Assessment, Evaluation, Improvement, and Training. To deliver these services we use a variety of techniques including: Case Studies Study of a phenomenon in a real-life context using multiple sources of evidence , In-Depth Interviews Individual interviews with a small number of respondents on particular topics , Observational Studies Observe relationships without manipulating the circumstance or setting , Focus Groups Guided group discussion on particular topics , Geographic Information Systems Explore relationships by capturing and/or analyzing spatial data , and Surveys Collect and/or analyze data collected for a series of closed-, mixed-, or open-ended questions .

Assessment & Evaluation

Global Health Liaisons has works to design and execute qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches and analysis.

 

Afterward, church representative Mary Francis LeMat said,

“You got more information in a week [from the Needs Assessment] than we were able to obtain in the past two years.”

Our team of anthropologists, sociologists, Geospatial experts design and execute needs assessments like the one in Haiti as well as evaluations using qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods approaches and analysis.

In 2016, Global Health Liaisons completed two end of project evaluations in Sierra Leone and Uganda, respectively.

External Evaluation of End of Project – Sierra Leone

In December 2016, we finished an external end of project evaluation in post-Ebola Sierra Leone, in which we were contracted to evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition program in seven districts in Sierra Leone which included:

  • In-depth and key informant interviews.
  • Focus group discussions
  • Surveys
  • Secondary raw data including

End-of-Project Evaluation – Uganda

January 2017, Global Health Liaisons finished an evaluation of UNICEF Uganda’s nutrition program as it contributed to the Enhanced Resilience Karamoja Program implemented in the Northeast Karamoja region and funded by DFID. Global Health Liaisons used numerous data collection techniques that included:

  • In-depth and key informant interviews
  • Focus group discussions
  • Participant observation
  • Non-intrusive observation
  • Surveys
  • Secondary raw data

Quality Improvement & Training

System Improvement – When examining health systems for strengthening, it is important to note that most errors are caused by system or process failures. That is why it is important to adopt various process-improvement techniques to identify:

  • Inefficiencies
  • Ineffective care
  • Preventable errors

This then can influence changes associated with these systems. By applying continuous quality improvement and quality assurance concepts to a project’s lifecycle,  leads to improvements in the quality of services.

Global Health Liaisons use of quality improvement processes includes identification of improvement opportunities, with group facilitation and systems review. Contact our us to learn more about improvement services

Training and capacity building – quality improvement, program accountability, and reporting are key to our success. Global Health Liaisons engages clients’ training needs throughout the project life cycle – from conceptualizing the work to dissemination. We believe that by working with local partners we can ensure the project aligns with client goals to incorporate perspectives from the local context. Results from learning can be continuously examined for quality improvement processes and identified opportunities (e.g., systems change and human resources training).

“This is brilliant”

During our review of the Global Health Liaisons' results report, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at UNICEF said, “This is brilliant!”

GHLiaisons engages clients throughout the project lifecycle – from conceptualizing the work to dissemination. We believe that by working with our partners we can ensure the project aligns with client goals, incorporates perspectives from the local context, and results in learnings that can be continuously examined for quality improvement opportunities (e.g., systems change, human resources training).

 For more information about our services, contact us at information@ghliaisons.com or +301-920-7818