One of the metrics for the Gem State Public Health AmeriCorps
is to increase, expand, and enhance the capacity of existing programs and
services offered by public health agencies. The IRH measures these changes by
having the AmeriCorps members Perform a SWOT Analysis. SWOT stands for
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, the SWOT analysis is a
technique for assessing these four aspects. The other is the forms of metrics are the Pre,
Mid, and Post-Intervention Surveys done by the host site staff in order to ensure that our
Gem Members are providing organizational capacity growth in the public health sector.