PEARS for California Local Health Departments
PEARS in California
California, along with many other states nationwide, uses the Program Evaluation and Reporting System (PEARS) to gather SNAP-Ed evaluation data. Using PEARS, SNAP-Ed professionals at California's Local Health Departments (LHDs) and other agencies track policy, system, and environmental change (PSE) efforts, direct nutrition education (Program Activities), indirect education (Indirect Activities), partnerships, and multi-sector coalitions. LHDs also use PEARS to complete an annual PSE Success Story. PEARS replaces the Activity Tracking Form (ATF) used prior to FFY 2018.
PEARS enables California SNAP-Ed, as well as LHDs, to measure progress as we work towards our California goals and objectives, as well as how well we meet SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Priority Indicators.
PEARS Support Team
LHD support for PEARS is provided by Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI), the evaluation contractor for California Department of Public Health SNAP-Ed. PEARS is hosted by Kansas State University (KSU).
PEARS programmatic support (NPI): EvaluateSNAPEd@ucanr.edu
PEARS technical support (KSU): firstname.lastname@example.org
The NPI support team hosts monthly Q&A sessions, typically on the fourth Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm Pacific. To join, click this link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/260319270 OR dial into +1-646-558-8656 (US Toll) or +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) and enter Meeting ID: 260 319 270.
The KSU support team hosts biweekly Q&A sessions every other Wednesday at 1:00 pm Pacific. To join, click this link: OR dial into +1-646-558-8656 (US Toll) or +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) and enter Meeting ID: 543 214 262.