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Introduction to Evaluation (Module 1)

Length: 15 minutes
Description:This module, the first in a two-part series designed to introduce the basic steps of program evaluation to public health professionals, provides an overview of engaging stakeholders, describing the program, and focusing the evaluation design.
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Content for this training module was developed in partnership with the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel


Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDIV, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Kasey Decosimo, MPH

NCIPH Reviewer:

Kasey Decosimo, MPH

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Avia Mainor, MPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Assist in evaluation of programs (I.I.)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
2B11. Evaluates policies, programs, and services (e.g., outputs, outcomes, processes, procedures, return on investment) (2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills)


Brownson R. (2011). Evidence-Based Public Health. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A Framework for Program Evaluation website. http://www.cdc.gov/eval/framework/. Accessed October 30, 2014.

MacDonald G, Starr G, Schooley M, Yee SL, Klimowski K, Turner K. (2001). Introduction to Program Evaluation for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.