CARE – Offering Our Collaborators Expertise, Innovation, and Decades of Experience
At the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation (CARE), we offer our collaborators experience and expertise, and pride ourselves on making the evaluation process a positive one. We are here to help you understand not only where you are, but where you can go.
- From the evaluation of small projects to complex mixed method research designs, we have the flexibility and the capability to handle a wide variety of needs.
- Collaborators are kept up to date at every step along the way, providing critical data as it comes available.
- Our team approach creates a deep well of talent for our collaborators to draw from.
- We are dedicated to making a difference, and that dedication makes all the difference for our collaborators.
CARE by the Numbers
From small non-profits to large statewide agencies, CARE has played an integral role in the continuing evolution of South Carolina’s public health. Over the past five years, CARE has accumulated:
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Start Making a Bigger Difference Today
We all want to work smarter, not harder, but it can be difficult to improve processes without a deep and thorough understanding of both current realities and best practices. Maximize your resources—both financial and otherwise—to create a dramatically improved impact without the lengthy and costly process of trial and error. The CARE team offers the expertise to maximize your impact and craft a better future.
Hear it from the Partners
"We turned to CARE when we received a large grant that required multiple forms of support, from evaluation to vetting technology vendors to facilitating meetings with the tech group. They also created a rubric tool to guide our eRegistry Technology AdHoc experts in evaluating advanced care planning technology platforms for the launch of our eRegistry that creates rapid access for POST (Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment) and Advanced Directives. It was a very involved process, with CARE working at the highest level down to nuanced detail. One of CARE’s greatest strengths is their flexibility—they felt like an extension of my own staff. They are down to earth, approachable, and warm, they were so patient whenever changes had to be made. The team at CARE is responsive and engaged, I never felt like they were too busy to take a call. In fact, I felt like our My LIfe My Choices Advance Care Planning project was the only project they were working on."
President / CEO
The Carolinas Center
Chair, The SC Carolina Coalition for the Seriously Ill
“The craft and impact of primary prevention efforts and systems change is often a difficult
story to tell. As a statewide leader who seeks large-scale transformation to benefit
children and families, an intermediary organization who works alongside partners to
strengthen communities, and as a continuous advocate for children, we know there cannot
be wide scale impact without systems-level change and continuous assessment of strategies
and implementation efforts. Over the past decade, the team at CARE has been an integral
part of allowing us to address the needs of our partners and help them build capacity
to better serve their families and communities. Partnering with this wonderful team
to help evaluate strategies and build strong continuous quality improvement initiatives
has allowed us to truly move a needle in child abuse prevention and child well-being.
CARE has been invaluable to our work and story.”
Chief Partner Engagement Officer
Children’s Trust of South Carolina
“ The CARE team feels like part of our Center’s extended family. The team members
are professional and highly effective, but also their approach to the work is one
built on relationships of trust, open and flexible attitudes, willingness to pivot
when necessary, and honest feedback. When they’re working alongside us to evaluate
the goals of the Community Health Worker Institute, they are truly engaged, and we feel like our mission is their
mission. From qualitative reports, to statewide surveys, to long-term return on investment
studies, CARE has always shown up and been there 100%. Based on our first three years
of working with them, we’re moving forward with planning the next three with them
as our partners.”
– Julie Smithwick
Center for Community Health Alignment