Gabrielle Felder

Project title: Environmental Health Assessment Program and Climate and Health Program Partnership Evaluation

Degree: MPH | Program: Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) | Project type: Practicum
Completed in: 2020 | Faculty advisor: Joel D. Kaufman


The purpose of this evaluation is to obtain feedback about the collaborate working relationships in the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Environmental Health Assessment Program (EHAP) and Climate and Health Program. Collaborations are central to these programs, and it is critical to ensure that OHA is building and maintaining strong partnerships. Evaluation  findings will be used to extract lessons learned around OHA’s collaborative working relationships, which can lead to stronger partnerships and optimized programs. The EHAP evaluation  was done via an online survey which was emailed to key external stakeholders. The Climate and Health evaluation was done via in-person 30 min interview with key internal OHA stakeholders. Both the qualitative and quantitative analysis was handled by myself. A qualitative codebook was developed to keep track of the Climate and Health interview responses.  Both evaluations found that overall partners were satisfied with their experience working with OHA, either for EHAP or the Climate and Health Program.