The Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS) collects information from nearly 900 programs funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Discretionary grantees must enter financial, performance, and demographic data into the DGIS. The data provide useful insight into grantee performance and opportunities for improvement. Consistent measurement can shed light on the collective impact of the programs.
This project supports HRSA’s efforts to reduce grantees’ reporting burden, improve accountability, and promote alignment of measures by—
- Working with grantees to pilot test redesigned forms and instructions
- Synthesizing grantee feedback into recommendations for change
- Supporting clearance from the Office of Management and Budget to implement updated measures and forms
Mariel Sparr, Ph.D., M.A.
Mariel Sparr has more than 15 years of experience in applied research and evaluation in the areas of implementation quality, early childhood education...
Heather Johnson, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Heather Hudspeth Johnson has more than 10 years of experience planning, implementing, and evaluating maternal and child health programs. She has worked...
Alexandra Joraanstad, M.S.
Senior Research Associate
Alexandra Joraanstad has more than 10 years of experience conducting social science research and evaluation. Her work has primarily focused on home...