To elicit participant follow up feedback on the 2019 Rural Health and Health Equity Un-Meeting.
On Monday, April 8th, 2019 an Un-Meeting addressing the topics of Rural Health and Health Equity was held at the University of Florida. An evaluation survey was sent to all meeting participants following the Un-Meeting. CLIC conducted post-event evaluations of attendees to examine how well the meeting goals were achieved: one at the conclusion of the Un-Meeting (previously reported), and one at six-months post-Un-Meeting.
This report details the evaluation survey disseminated in October, 2019, 6 months after the Un-Meeting. Six-month evaluation questions addressed Un-Meeting Collaborations, Value and Overall Experience.
An email and two reminders were sent to attendees at the six-month anniversary of the meeting with a link to the follow-up evaluation survey. At the conclusion of the online survey process, a total of 39 responses were received from the original 117 attendees, for a 6-month response rate of 33.3%. The majority of the respondents (79.5%) “Agreed” or “Strongly Agreed” that the Un-Meeting continues to impact their work.
A total of 32 respondents answered a question about actions they had pursued or started to pursue as a result of attending the Un-Meeting. Organizing a follow-up meeting in their state/region (12, 37.5%), implementing a new research idea (11, 34.4%), and collaborating on a grant proposal(9, 28.1%) were the top three responses.
The survey included two open-ended items in which attendees were asked to identify what they found to be resources or barriers to accomplishing these actions. The text responses were coded multiple times, via an open read through and then by broken down into core themes. Text responses were independently coded by a minimum of two coders, who agreed on the theme or themes present in the response. “Networking” and “understanding, learning new ideas” (n=5) were the most frequently reported resources and “too busy/not enough time”(n=7) was the most frequently reported barrier.
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