Partners in Evaluation and Research (PiER)

PiER supports KPCO’s social mission to improve the health of the communities we serve. Through KPCO’s continued investment and support of community evaluation, the mission to improve the health of all Coloradans is realized.

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The PiER team partners with organizations and funders to conduct programmatic, environmental, policy and system evaluations. PiER’s methods include qualitative and quantitative approaches that focus on designing evaluations collaboratively so that the results and lessons learned are meaningful and useful for our partners.


Leading collaborative evaluation and research to improve the health of communities.


To implement collaborative and meaningful evaluation and research by:

  • Designing projects that answer relevant questions
  • Providing results that help organizations learn and take action
  • Building the internal capacity of organizations to conduct evaluation

PiER Center Researchers