Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2019

Keywords

ripple effects mapping, private value, public value, story thread, action statements

Abstract

Extension professionals must demonstrate organizational value to garner public awareness and support. Measuring and communicating outcomes that have public value can be challenging. In this study, Ripple Effects Mapping incorporating the Community Capitals Framework was used to evaluate a childhood obesity prevention study, iCook 4-H, of youth-adult pairs in Maine. The objective was to describe the process of generating impact statements through story threads about program benefits to the participants and the potential benefits to nonparticipants, such as family members, friends, and other community members. Extension professionals can use storylines, or story threads, as a qualitative research technique to generate stories about private and public value from participants’ actions, experiences, and emotions following community programs. The story threads process can be used across disciplines to leverage community program data into public value messaging.

Publication Title

Journal of Human Sciences and Extension

Volume

7

Issue

3

Pages

23

Publisher

Mississippi State University

Rights

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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