SIRC Office of Evaluations


The SIRC Office of Evaluation and Partner Contracts works in partnership with local, city, county, state and national non-profit, governmental agencies, to perform evaluations and disseminate findings that support effective research-based interventions aimed at preventing, reducing and eliminating health disparities.


The services provided range from limited consultations to longer-term evaluation design and implementation. SIRC provides proven experience in evaluation research with a unique health disparities perspective & external credibility.

We also provide technical assistance and training in the following areas: 

  • Needs assessments and problem identification
  • Planning for goals, strategies and outcomes
  • Design and execution of an evaluation plan
  • Design of measurement instruments
  • Report writing on primary or secondary data
  • Evaluation proposal development
  • External evaluation implementation
  • Training in project implementation, and research design and evaluation

Our Partnerships: 

Examples of partner contracts with state and local agencies and community based partnerships: 

  • Phoenix Indian Center: Evaluation of College and Career Readiness - Forward Promise program.
  • City of Phoenix: Evaluation of HUD Hope VI - Community and Support Services grant
  • Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family: Development of and training for Using Data to Empower Arizona Communities curriculum for Arizona Substance Abuse Epidemiology Work Group
  • Maricopa County Department of Public Health:
  • Area Agency on Aging: Needs Assessment of Older Adults in Maricopa County and additional consulting.


Main Contact:

Wendy Wolfersteig, Ph.D.,

Director, Evaluation and Partner Contracts
Telephone: 602-496-1086