Margaret B. Hargreaves
Margaret Hargreaves is a senior health researcher with more than 20 years of experience in planning, managing, and evaluating public health, health care, and social service programs and initiatives targeting diverse low-income populations, including racial/ethnic minorities and people living with HIV/AIDS.
In Minnesota, her work as a public health administrator, planner, and evaluator included directing the SHAPE Community Health Survey, managing the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A Program and Minnesota HIV Services Planning Council, managing the coordination of the Hennepin County Emergency Medical Services Council, serving as coordinator and evaluator of the Minnesota Healthcare Disparities Task Force, and serving on the Minnesota Cancer Alliance.
For the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), she recently directed a Latino HIV engagement and retention best practice study; she currently directs the HRSA Healthy Weight Collaborative evaluation and the HRSA Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program study. She is also task leader of the HRSA Combatting Autism Act Initiative’s State Implementation Grants evaluation, the HRSA HIV Clinician Workforce survey, the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Ryan White Program Modeling project, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Learning Collaborative to Support the Development of a High Performing State Health Coverage Program.
Hargreaves is recognized for her expertise in complex system change evaluations and qualitative research methods. She led the network survey/system change evaluation task of the Integration Initiative, a multiyear effort using systemic approaches to revitalize neighborhoods and improve the lives of low-income residents in four cities. She co-led the design of the system change evaluation for the 17-site, national cross-site evaluation of the Children’s Bureau’s Grantee Cluster Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs. She led the system evaluation plan and data collection for the 18-site national cross-site evaluation of CMS’ Real Choice System Transformation Grants. She also wrote Evaluating System Change: A Planning Guide (April 2010) to help agencies and foundations plan better system change evaluations.
Hargreaves is program co-chair of the Systems in Evaluation Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association, an associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, and member of the American Public Health Association. She has a Ph.D. in health policy and evaluation, health disparities from the Union Institute and University and an M.P.P. in social welfare policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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- Areas of Expertise
- Key Projects
- Professional Activities
- Planning, managing, and evaluating public health, health care, and social service programs addressing racial and ethnic health disparities
- Qualitative methods, surveys, evaluation technical assistance, and complex system evaluations
- Responding to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Latinos: Best Practices from Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Grantees
- Promoting Linkages to HIV Care for Newly Diagnosed HIV-Positive Persons in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities Disproportionately Impacted by HIV/AIDS
- Evaluation of the Local Funding Partners Program
- Program co-chair of the Systems in Evaluation Technology Integration Group of the American Evaluation Association
- Associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute
- Member, American Public Health Association