Since 2005, the Western States Genetic Services Collaborative has incorporated a program planning and evaluation cycle as a key ingredient to assess regional genetics needs, plan and prioritize activities, and assess outcomes of grant activities. The Project Director, an Evaluation Consultant, and WSGSC staff plan and implement evaluation activities. Using a project-based approach, WSGSC volunteer stakeholders also participate in evaluation of specific work group based projects. WSGSC stakeholders provide input on needs assessment, project planning, and evaluation. Evaluation results are shared with stakeholders.
The WSGSC also consults the National Coordinating Center on national evaluation design, data collection, and reporting of national outcomes for the regional genetics collaborative.