Red Star International, Inc. provides programs and services aimed at building the capacity – the potential to understand and respond to health issues – of indigenous governments, organizations, programs and communities. Services include, but are not limited to, public health training, program development and evaluation, and community assessment and improvement planning.
Red Star provides a broad range of services aimed at enhancing your organization’s ability to build and expand programs and services to better address the needs of your constituents. The primary service areas outlined below serve as a general guideline and can be tailored to meet your organization’s needs.
- Develop the organizational vision, mission and goals
- Identify realistic strategies and outcome measures to achieve identified goals
- Conduct internal organizational assessments to identify opportunities to strengthen the organizational infrastructure
- Develop a written plan to engage staff and stakeholders
Develop a framework or program model for your organization to guide decision-making, services and activities and performance evaluation.
- Topic research, literature reviews, and formative assessments
- Program design, including goals, objectives, activities, and outcome measures
- Program and service evaluation
- Staff training and development
- Process Evaluation is used to document and analyze the early development and implementation of a strategy, process or program; assess whether strategies were implemented as planned and whether the expected output was actually produced.
- Impact Evaluation is used to assess the changes or impact that can be attributed to a particular public health intervention. This may include intended and unintended results.
- Outcome Evaluation is used to determine whether the goals of an intervention or program were achieved.
- Formative Evaluation is used to determine if the intervention or program is achieving its goals and objectives in the early stages of implementation. It can also be used as an assessment method for gathering baseline information.
- Summative Evaluation is a method of assessing the value of a program at the end; it is often used when assessing the ability of a curriculum to achieve the objectives it was designed to achieve.
Red Star uses Quality improvement (QI) processes to improve performance. The use of quality improvement (QI) techniques and tools to improve services and performance in public health is greatly increasing in the field of public health. Red Star offers QI training and technical assistance using a hands-on, team-building approach.