Monitoring and Evaluation

In the past decade, the scale, scope, and complexity of health research and evaluation has grown rapidly, creating growing demand for qualified individuals to design, conduct, analyze, and evaluate health studies and programs across the globe.

Free Associations Podcast | March 7th, 2023

Gestational age at birth and cognitive outcomes

Matt, Jess, and Chris discuss a study on the impact of gestational age at birth and cognitive outcomes, they debate who should be an author on an academic publication, and Jess tells us whether fish can recognize themselves.

Webinar | October 27th, 2022

Conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment Using a Racial Justice & Health Equity Lens

This webinar provides an overview of what a community health needs assessment (CHNA) can look like from the perspective of a governmental public health practitioner. We outline the “what,” “why,” “who,” and “how” of a CHNA, including barriers and lessons learned to prepare attendees to participate in or lead their own CHNA in a strengths-based manner.

Free Associations Podcast | November 2nd, 2021

The Doppler Effect

Matt, Chris, and Don discuss a study on whether or not Doppler ultrasound has played a role in declining fetal mortality in Norway, they talk about vaccine sharing, and Matt explains just how his getting older is preventing him from preparing for this show.

Webinar | October 29th, 2019

Implementing Lean Strategies in Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare organizations are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and manage rising costs, while still delivering the best quality of care and a great patient experience. Lean management is a quality improvement process designed for reducing waste and variation.

Free Associations Podcast | June 18th, 2019

Undetectable = untransmissible

Matt, Chris, and Don look at a study of the risk of HIV transmission when a person is successfully taking HIV treatment (spoiler: the risk is 0), the gang discuss what a “risk factor” is, and Matt channels his inner Harry Potter.

Free Associations Podcast | July 31st, 2018

Does food labeling reduce calorie consumption?

Matt, Chris, and Don review the literature on whether labelling can reduce food purchase and consumption, the gang discusses a series of trials that were found to have errors, and Chris calculates the sum total of all living things on earth.

Free Associations Podcast | March 27th, 2018

Is the HPV vaccine reducing infection?

Matt, Chris, and Don discuss a study on the HPV vaccine and its impact on prevalence of HPV, the gang discusses what the goal of peer review is, and Matt gets on twitter to find out the latest on significance.

Free Associations Podcast | November 7th, 2017

Could kids in Uganda do this podcast better than we can?

Matt, Chris, and Don decide whether school kids in Uganda can be taught to evaluate the validity of health claims (hey, isn’t that our job?), talk about generalizing study results and Chris finds the answers in rubbing his bald spot.

Free Associations Podcast | September 12th, 2017

Early to bed, early to a healthy BMI?

Matt, Chris, and Don examine a report on how routines in childhood affect obesity, discuss their takes on how to critically read a journal article, debate the plural of platypus and the science behind the “asparagus smell”, and why neurotic cats need boxes.

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