A diagnostic evaluation model for complex research partnerships with community engagement: The partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) model

Robert T Trotter II, Kelly Laurila, David Alberts, Laura F Huenneke

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Complex community oriented health care prevention and intervention partnerships fail or only partially succeed at alarming rates. In light of the current rapid expansion of critically needed programs targeted at health disparities in minority populations, we have designed and are testing an "logic model plus" evaluation model that combines classic logic model and query based evaluation designs (CDC, NIH, Kellogg Foundation) with advances in community engaged designs derived from industry-university partnership models. These approaches support the application of a "near real time" feedback system (diagnosis and intervention) based on organizational theory, social network theory, and logic model metrics directed at partnership dynamics, combined with logic model metrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-20
Number of pages11
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015



  • Cancer program evaluation
  • Community engaged evaluation
  • Health disparities evaluation
  • Logic model design
  • Organizational culture evaluation
  • Organizational theory
  • Partnership best practices
  • Partnership failure
  • Partnership success
  • Social network models of partnerships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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