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About Us

The Evaluation Center works to end health disparities among sexual and gender minorities. We believe that evaluation and quality management are essential in this work. Our team has decades of experience working in sexual health alongside those most impacted by HIV. Our Systems-Informed Empowerment Evaluation model is outcome-driven, using data to uncover opportunities for you to become more efficient, effective, and impactful. Using this model, our training team provides an array of technical assistance (TA), capacity building assistance (CBA), and coaching services to community-engaged agencies. The Evaluation Center is a project of the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program at Northwestern University.

Technical Assistance

The EDIT Team is the quality management technical assistance provider for the Chicago HIV Services Portfolio and multiple other projects funded by the city. If you are a Chicago Department of Public Health funded delegate agency seeking quality management/quality improvement or evaluation technical assistance, please contact us.


development & Design

Needs Assessments
Literature Reviews
Logic Models
Intervention Development
Process EQM Plan
Implementation EQM Plan
Outcome EQM Plan
Intervention Manual


Project Management
Community Engagement
Recruitment & Retention
Interview Guides
Staff Training
Cultural Responsiveness

monitoring & evaluation

Key Performance Indicators
Information Management
Fidelity Assessments
Data Sourcing & Collection
Research Protocols
Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis
Gap Analysis

EDIT Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services (CARES)

In 2017, EDIT faculty and staff developed the idea for EDIT CARES (Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services) as a way to further strengthen our connection to the Chicago community. Traditionally, most of EDIT’s work with community agencies is funded through entities like the Chicago Department of Public Health, primarily centered on HIV prevention and care. We recognized that this limits the types of organizations and programs that we are able to provide services to, thereby restricting our impact on the community.

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Moving forward, our aim is to extend our services to other organizations serving sexual and gender minority individuals. The result of our reflection is EDIT CARES. Starting in Spring 2018, EDIT will release an annual request for proposals (RFP) to community organizations in Chicago to fund EDIT staff time to provide pro-bono evaluation, data integration, and other technical assistance services.


2018 - Chicago House Appreticeship Program (CHAP) 2020 - Black and Pink 2021 - Sexpectations