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Table I.1. Data Collection Plan

Evaluation of a Learning Collaborative's Process and Effectiveness to Reduce Health Care Disparities Among Minority Populations

Type of DataPersons to be InterviewedTime Frame
Firm Interviews
Initial Firm Contact and BackgroundLead firm contactAugust 2005
Organizational Structure vis-à-vis CollaborativeLead firm contactDecember 2005-February 2006
Collaborative GoalsCEO and other key executivesDecember 2005-February 2006
Views on Disparities Across Units of the FirmKey department headsDecember 2005-February 2006
Experience with GeocodingLead firm contact, quality improvement head, geocoding data contactDecember 2005-February 2006
Localized Pilot Intervention (Including Module on Data for this Intervention)Lead firm contact, local point persons (local plans)August-October 2006
Collaborative's Contribution to Quality ImprovementPilot staff, lead contactAugust-October 2006
Collaborative's Influence on Corporate Commitment to DisparitiesLead firm contact, executive most closely associated with CollaborativeAugust-October 2006
Communications ObjectivesCommunications staff from each firmAugust-October 2006
Overall Assessment of the CollaborativeLead firm contact, executive most closely associated with CollaborativeAugust-October 2006
Interview Modules for Other Organizations (non-Firms) in Collaborative
Support Organization FeedbackSupport organizations (RAND, CHCS, and IHI)July 2005, April 2006, Fall 2006
Sponsor Organization FeedbackSponsor organizations (AHRQ and RWJF)July 2005, Fall 2006
Communications ObjectivesGMMB, sponsor organizations, and support organizationsAugust-October 2006
Other Tools*
Network Analysis Feedback FormFirms, sponsor organizations, and support organizationsDecember 2005-February 2006
Disparities Data WorksheetFirms (appropriate person to be determined by lead firm contact)Planned for December 2005 but later dropped

*We originally planned to field a second round of the network analysis feedback form in summer 2006. This was dropped after firms expressed concern about the burden of time required to respond to requests from the organizations supporting the Collaborative. The evaluation also originally included a request to develop a survey form AHRQ could use a year after the Collaborative ended to assess the sustainability of the Collaborative, which was dropped because the Collaborative continued and because of the difficulty in capturing progress through a closed-ended instrument.

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Current as of December 2007
Internet Citation: Table I.1. Data Collection Plan: Evaluation of a Learning Collaborative's Process and Effectiveness to Reduce Health Care Disparities Among Minority Populations. December 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/learning/tab1-1.html