iFM Community Medicine

Evaluation Planning

iFM Community Medicine

Project Date
Feb 2018 – Jun 2018

Type of Evaluation
Planning

Setting
Community-based, Health

Overview

iFM Community Medicine delivers healthcare services to the uninsured, underinsured and underserved throughout St. Louis. Their programs and collaborative partnerships with schools, shelters and other social service organizations bring primary and preventive services directly to those with the most need.

The Evaluation Center partnered with iFM Community Medicine to develop a program-level evaluation plan for the health clinic at Youth In Need (south St. Louis City Head Start location) to better understand the impact of programming and identify areas of improvement.

Project Description

Background

iFM Community Medicine (iFM) operates clinics in the community, including at schools, shelters and other social service organizations. They partner with many schools in the St. Louis area, operating weekly or monthly clinics within some schools and/or serving as a medical director. In 2018, iFM had nineteen community clinics with sixteen partners in the St. Louis region. This project focused on one clinic at Youth In Need/YIN, a south St. Louis City Head Start location. Youth in Need largely serves disadvantaged children and immigrant/refugee populations. iFM is a Family Practice and sees patients of all ages yet at YIN Head Start they primarily handle well-baby/well-child exams that include vaccinations, lead screenings, hemoglobin, hearing/vision, and acute care to children.

Evaluation Center Activities

  • Developed Youth In Need health clinic logic model and evaluation plan

Our Products

  • Evaluation plan, including logic model and methods matrix

Funder

Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (Center for Community Health Partnership and Research)

Contact Person
Meihsi Chiang, MSW

Meihsi Chiang, MSW

Interim Associate Director (she/her/hers)