Accentuating the Positive in the Midst of Racial Inequities

Some colleagues and I submitted a proposal this week to work with an organization to create and facilitate a training process to address structural and racial health inequities. Health inequities, as you probably know, are disparities in health “that are … Continued

Communications Planning: If You Build It, They May Not Come

Last week I met with my evaluation colleague and our client. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss next steps in our project to convert a paper-based quality improvement tool to an online format.  As I mentioned in a … Continued

Journey to Culturally Responsive Evaluation in Native American Communities

This week my colleague, Bill Johnston, and I wrapped up a project we’ve been working on for the last year and a half. We finished the final report and gave a formal presentation to our client, the Department of Corrections. … Continued

Collaboration: Meaningful but Not Easy

I was recently talking with a friend of mine, Eriko Grill (who also happens to be my Zumba instructor). She is a graphic designer with her own company (http://www.savvycool.com/). She’s very interested in starting a networking group with other business … Continued

Think You’re Collaborating with Your Community Partner? Maybe Not.

For the past three years, Bill Johnston, an evaluator who has served as a subcontractor for DeYoung Consulting Services for a long time, and I have been working on an evaluation project for a state agency. We are charged with … Continued

The 1st of many DeYoung Consulting Services posts!

Since 1996, DeYoung Consulting Services has offered its clients specialized consulting services in a number of areas of expertise.  We provide customized training, organizational development, program evaluation, and facilitation services.  Over the past 17 years we have had the opportunity … Continued