|Robert Letourneau, MPH|
|Training, Program Planning & Evaluation Specialist
Health Behavior & Health Education
Community of Scholars
|1997||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||MPH, Health Behavior & Health Education|
|1992||The American University||BA, International Relations|
|Research and practice activities|
• Provide evaluation services to three American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes funded by the CDC for reducing motor vehicle crash injuries/fatalities (2004-present). • Provide program evaluation services to Indian Health Service/Tribal staff conducting a child passenger safety program (Ride Safe) in AI/AN communities (2002-present). • Provide training, evaluation, technical assistance, and monitoring services to Tribes/Tribal Organizations funded by the: a) IHS Tribal Injury Prevention (IP) Cooperative Agreements Program (1999-2000 [n=12]; 2001-2005 [n=31]; 2006-present [n=22]); and b) IHS Children & Youth Program (2005-2007 [n=18]; 2006-present [n=11). • Conducted an evaluation of the IHS IP Training Program (1998-2000) and facilitated a working group to revise three IHS IP short-courses and develop the IHS IP Program Development Fellowship Program (2000-2004). • Conducted a multi-year evaluation of the 12 Indian Health Service Area Injury Prevention Programs (1997-2004). • Provided program evaluation services to Indian Health Service staff conducting a fire safety project (Sleep Safe) in AI/AN Tribal Head Start centers (1999-2002).
Mr. Letourneau has managed numerous Indian Health Service contracts for UNC since the collaboration between IHS and UNC School of Public Health began in June 1997. Mr. Letourneau has expertise in process evaluation design/ implementation; public health program design/evaluation; Native American health and social conditions; coalition building and development; and curriculum development. Mr. Letourneau’s technical skills in program management and evaluation research include: process evaluation design and management; program coordination; data collection design and implementation; summarizing and presenting program/evaluation results; developing program and evaluation proposals; coordinating project responsibilities; designing, writing, and editing project newsletters; and assisting with the facilitation of project meetings. Mr. Letourneau has experience conducting training workshops, including the following: developing/conducting training needs assessments; designing training workshop agendas and materials; developing training facilitation modules; conducting and facilitating training workshops; and evaluating and summarizing training outcomes.
|Letourneau, R.J.; Crump, C.E.; Bowling, J.M.; Allen, C.W.; Kuklinski, D.K. (2008)|
Ride Safe: A Child Passenger Safety Program for American Indian/Alaska Native Children.
Maternal & Child Health Journal
|Letourneau, R.J.; Crump, C.E. (2007)|
The Role of Technical Assistance in the IHS Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreements Program (TIPCAP): Enhancing Injury Prevention Capacity Among Tribes and Tribal Organizations.
IHS Primary Care Provider
|Crump, C.E., Letourneau, R.J., & Cannon, M. (2006)|
Providing Technical Assistance to Tribal Entities to Build Local Capacity for Injury Prevention. Health Education & Behavior.
Health Education & Behavior: vol.33, p.430-431.
|Crump, C.E.; Letourneau, R.J. (2002)|
Developing a process to evaluate a national injury prevention program: The Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Program. In A. Steckler & L. Linnan, Process Evaluation for Public Health Intervention and Research.