Health Forward Foundation


Health ForwardGKC 10 Year Report

September 15, 2015

As Health Forward completes its first decade of grantmaking, we have looked back across the health care landscape to better understand the accomplishments and obstacles surrounding care to the uninsured and underserved in the Kansas City region. Our objective is to learn from, and reflect upon, past experience, in order...


Candidate Outcome Indicators

July 19, 2015

Implementing an outcome monitoring process enables organizations to track progress in achieving the program’s mission. With this information, program managers can better develop budgets, allocate resources and improve their services. This document includes suggestions for starting or improving outcome measurement efforts.


Logic Model Workbook

Welcome to Innovation Network’s Logic Model Workbook. A logic model is a commonly-used tool to clarify and depict a program within an organization. You may have heard it described as a logical framework, theory of change, or program matrix—but the purpose is usually the same: to graphically depict your program,...


Cultural Competency Initiative: Third Year Evaluation Report

November 30, 2011

In 2008, the REACH Health Forward Foundation launched the Cultural Competency Initiative which “aims to increase understanding and practice of cultural competency in health and human service organizations in the Foundation’s six-county service area, with a long-term goal of reducing barriers that contribute to health disparities.” REACH “made an initial...


Cultural Competency Initiative Third Year Evaluation Report: Executive Summary

In 2008, the REACH Health Forward Foundation launched the Cultural Competency Initiative which “aims to increase understanding and practice of cultural competency in health and human service organizations in the Foundation’s six-county service area, with a long-term goal of reducing barriers that contribute to health disparities.” The Health Forward Foundation...


Using Outcome Information

July 19, 2004

This guide offers practical advice to help other nonprofits take full advantage of outcome data, identifying a variety of ways to use the data and describing specific methods for pursuing each use. It is a valuable tool for ensuring that outcome measurement fulfills the promise of helping organizations increase their...


Surveying Clients About Outcomes

July 19, 2003

This guide provides detailed information about developing and using client surveys, one very important method that nonprofit organizations can use to assess service outcomes.


Analyzing Outcome Information

This guide offers suggestions to nonprofits for analyzing regularly collected data, focusing on basic self-assessment activities.


Finding Out What Happens to Former Clients

July 1, 2003

As Volunteers of America begins implementing outcome measures in our approximately 100 different types of programs, one of our most difficult challenges is determining the long-term impact of our services. Do the newly employed retain their jobs and self-sufficiency? Do the parents and children who have been reunited remain together...


Key Steps in Outcome Management

January 1, 2003

Like the leaders of private companies, nonprofit executives and managers need to know whether their programs are providing satisfactory results. Outcome management enables organizations to define and use specific indicators to continually measure how well services or programs are leading to the desired results. With this information, managers can better...