Public Health Program Development

Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF)
Evaluation of Integration Initiative

In 2006, HZA evaluated the visioning phase of the Foundation’s initiative to sponsor projects which would integrate physical and mental health services. The second purpose was to design a global evaluation plan that could be applied to all the funded initiatives. The primary stakeholders were community mental health agencies, associations of physicians and other medical professionals, public agencies and hospitals.

HZA found that MeHAF’s Integration Initiative achieved what it intended by obtaining agreement among a diverse group of stakeholders about where the system should go and the broad goals and objectives involved in getting there. The planning effort was less successful. While some concrete steps to be taken were identified, they did not form a complete strategy or provide an adequate basis for determining what the foundation should fund.


West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Protective Factors

HZA staff developed and delivered training on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) study and its implications for service delivery. HZA has also developed and delivered training on Protective Factors and the statewide results of the surveys administered throughout West Virginia. The ACES training has been recorded and delivered as a webinar.