The Research, Evaluation & Monitoring Department Celebrates New Publications, Presentations in the Field

CAI's Research and Evaluation division continues to build the organization's presence in the field of health research, with several new publications and conference presentations for 2013! These include publications in highly ranked journals like the Journal for Healthcare Quality, Journal of Adolescent Health, and Contraception, as well as presentations at national and international health conferences.

CAI 2013 Publications

Hallum-Montes R, Middleton D, Avellino L. (forthcoming). Leveraging Healthcare delivery system leadership to improve adolescent reproductive health outcomes: lessons learned (so far) from the CDC/OAH teen pregnancy prevention initiative. Journal: Contraception.

Hallum-Montes R, Senter L, D’Souza R, Gates-Ferris K, Hurlbert M, Anastario M. (forthcoming). Improving Completion Rates for Client Intake Forms through Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI): Results from a pilot study with the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program. Journal for Healthcare Quality

Hallum-Montes R, Middleton D, Avellino L, D’Souza R. (2013). Using data to improve adolescent access to quality sexual health services: strategies and lessons learned from the CDC/OAH community-wide Initiative to prevent teen pregnancy. Journal of Adolescent Health 52: S47.

Anastario M, Hallum-Montes R, Chun H. (forthcoming) Toward a social theory of sexual risk behavior among men in the armed services: understanding the military occupational habitus. Journal: Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry.

Conference Presentations

March 2013
Conference: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Annual Meeting

Presentation: Using data to improve adolescent access to quality sexual health services: strategies and lessons learned from the CDC/OAH community-wide Initiative to prevent teen pregnancy.
(Authors: Rachel Hallum-Montes, Dawn Middleton, Lia Avellino)

May 2013
Conference: CDC/OAH All-Grantee Meeting

Presentation: Barriers, challenges, and facilitators to implementation of best practices in adolescent reproductive health
(Authors: Rachel Hallum-Montes, Dawn Middleton)

Presentation: Pregnancy Prevention and Foster Care Agencies: Lessons Learned, Ways Forward
(Authors: Rachel Hallum-Montes, Jennifer Rose, Michelle Gerka)

Presentation: Development for Youth: Evaluation of a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Intervention for Foster Care Youth in New York City
(Authors: Jennifer Rose, Rachel Hallum-Montes, Edward Rowlands, William Phillaber)

September 2013
Conference: Association for Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)

Presentation: Leveraging healthcare delivery system leadership to improve adolescent reproductive health outcomes: lessons learned (so far) from the CDC/OAH National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
(Authors: Rachel Hallum-Montes, Dawn Middleton, Lia Avellino)

October 2013
Conference: American Evaluation Association Annual Conference

Presentation: Beyond Design and Methods: Building Organizational Capacity to Participate in Randomized-Controlled Trial Evaluations
(Authors: Rachel Hallum-Montes, Jennifer Rose)

Presentation: An Apple a Day Keeps the Evaluator Away? Engaging Health Care Providers in Evaluation of Community-Wide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives
(Discussant: Rachel Hallum-Montes)

Presentation: Lessons Learned from Implementing a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System for HIV/STI Prevention Within the Latin American Uniformed Services
(Authors: Anna Williams, Cinthia Isla, Barbara Cicatelli)

November 2013
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Conference

Presentation: Adolescent and provider perspectives on fatalism and adolescent sexual risk behavior: results from a national qualitative study and implications for theory and practice
(Authors: Rachel Hallum-Montes)

Presentation: Implementing bio-behavioral surveillance HIV/AIDS studies among the Latin American uniformed services: Lessons Learned from the Field
(Authors: Alice Douglas, MPH; Cinthia Isla, BA; Lindsay Senter, MPH; Juliana Meneses Posada, MD; Miguel Dobrich, BA; Yira Ibarra, MD; Thania Arruda, BA; Barbara Cicatelli, MA)

December 2013
Conference: San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Presentation: Implementation of electronic client-level data collection via tablet technology among organizations supported by the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program
(Authors:.Rachel M Hallum-Montes, PhD,.Kelly M Opdyke, MPH, Caitlin Ruggieri, BA, Marvin Aliaga, MS, Dianne Bal, Marc Hurlbert, PhD and.Kathryn Gates-Ferris, MS, MPA)

Presentation: Characteristics of women under age 40 served through the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program
(Authors: Rachel M Hallum-Montes, PhD,.Kelly M Opdyke, MPH, Marvin Aliaga, MS, Marc Hurlbert, PhD and Kathryn Gates-Ferris, MS, MPA)