Evaluation

Allina Health has contracted with Wilder Research to evaluate Neighborhood Health Connection's impact on program participants and grantees. Participants and grantees are asked to complete a survey after the end of their activity or, if the activity is ongoing, at the end of the grant cycle. Each year of the program, survey respondents have consistently reported positive changes in social connections and healthy behaviors (healthy eating and physical activity). These positive changes are more likely to occur among respondents who participate six times or more in an activity.

Further, in 2015, six month follow-up surveys were sent to participants and grantees who completed the initial survey. The positive changes seen at the end of the NHC grant in participant's social connections,physical activity, and healthy eating continued six months after the end of the grant. 

The following reports summarize each year's evaluation findings. If you are interested in reading the full evaluation report for any given year, please contact neighborhoodhealthco@allina.com.

2017 Neighborhood Health Connection Evaluation Summary

2016 Neighborhood Health Connection Six-Month Follow-up Survey Evaluation Summary

2016 Neighborhood Health Connection Evaluation Summary

2015 Neighborhood Health Connection Six-Month Follow-up Survey Evaluation Summary

2015 Neighborhood Health Connection Evaluation Summary

2014 Neighborhood Health Connection Follow-Up Survey Evaluation Summary

2014 Neighborhood Health Connection Evaluation Summary

2013 Neighborhood Health Connection Evaluation Summary