Healthcare Georgia Foundation Announces the Launch of the
Georgia Evaluation Resource Center (ERC)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Program designed to help nonprofit health organizations
understand and improve performance
Atlanta, Georgia – May 24, 2012 – Healthcare Georgia Foundation has announced the launch of its Evaluation Resource Center (ERC). The ERC offers evaluation tools and services tailored to help nonprofit health organizations achieve better outcomes. “Healthcare Georgia Foundation created the ERC as part of a movement towards performance-based funding and to address the need for evaluation capacity among nonprofit health organizations in Georgia,” said Gary D. Nelson, PhD, president, Healthcare Georgia Foundation. “The ERC will help these organizations inform strategic planning, improve programs and outcomes, be more accountable to stakeholders, and demonstrate achievements.”
At the core of the program is a suite of services aimed at bolstering nonprofit health organization performance, including: capacity assessment, training and peer learning, coaching and technical assistance, direct evaluation support, and brokering. The program website, www.georgiaerc.org, features an interactive toolkit that serves as a “how to” guide on program evaluation, case studies, worksheets and evaluation resources. “The benefits of evaluation extend far beyond the work inside nonprofit health organizations. Healthcare Georgia Foundation, its stakeholders, philanthropic partners, and constituents all have a vested interest in the outcomes of our collective investments,” continued Nelson. “The holistic support of this important work on every level will ultimately result in better leveraged resources and meaningful outcomes that advance the health of all Georgians.”
About the Georgia Evaluation Resource Center (ERC)
The Georgia Evaluation Resource Center offers evaluation tools and services tailored to help nonprofit health organizations achieve better outcomes. The ERC is directed and funded by Healthcare Georgia Foundation. For more information, please visit the Evaluation Resource Center online at: www.georgiaerc.org.
About Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. Through its strategic grantmaking, Healthcare Georgia Foundation supports organizations that drive positive change, promotes programs that improve health and healthcare among underserved individuals and communities, and connects people, partners and resources across Georgia. For more information, please visit the Foundation online at: www.healthcaregeorgia.org.