The AEAC is housed within the Department of Health Policy & Organization in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. AEAC team members provide services with the guiding principles of our vision and mission statements.

VisionTo be the premier evaluation and assessment collaborative, driven by trusted professionals who empower partners to recognize their own value by identifying and implementing best practices

MissionThe AEAC works collaboratively with partners to integrate practice and evidence to evaluate programs and initiatives to improve outcomes

ValuesCollaboration, Culture of Scholarship, Stewardship, Teamwork, Responsiveness, Creativity & Innovation

Services and expertise provided by the AEAC include:

  • Full Project Evaluation – plan design, implementation & reporting (all inclusive)
  • Needs Assessment – planning, implementation, reporting & prioritization facilitation (all inclusive)
  • Survey design & analyses
  • Listening group sessions/town halls
  • Focus group sessions – in person, online synchronous & asynchronous
  • Individual key informant sessions / semi-structured interviews
  • Continuous quality improvement (primarily using IHI Breakthrough design)
  • Q-sort & other prioritization methods
  • Geospatial mapping with web hosting & reporting
  • Strategic planning & facilitation
  • Cost analyses / Cost-benefit analyses
  • Consultation & technical assistance
  • Engagement with UAB affiliated faculty experts within the School of Public Health & other schools on campus

Our Content Areas of Expertise Include:

• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Child Development
• Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs
• Clinical Social Work
• Continuous Quality Improvement
• Community Partnership & Engagement
• Disability Across the Lifespan
• Federal & State Grants Management
• Health Education
• Health Literacy
• Innovative Data Collection Strategies
• Lactation

• Maternal & Child Health
• Mental & Behavioral Health
• Neurodevelopmental Disorders
• Non-Profit Management
• Occupational Therapy
• Organization/Administration
• Program Design & Evaluation
• Project Management
• Public Health
• Qualitative Research & Data Analysis
• Respiratory Care
• Social Determinants of Health