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Introduction to Evaluation (Module 2)

Fee:None
Length: 35 minutes
Description:This module, the second in a two-part series designed to introduce the basic steps of program evaluation to public health professionals, provides an overview of gathering credible evidence, justifying conclusions, and ensuring use and sharing lessons learned.
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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

Author:

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

Narrator:

Avia Mainor, 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 tracking progress toward program objectives and outcomes (I.I.4)
Communicate information about progress toward program objectives and outcomes to program managers (I.I.5)
Assist in evaluation of programs (I.I.)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Assist in development of measurable and program-relevant goals and objectives (I.I.1)
Record progress toward program objectives and outcomes (I.I.4)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
2A10. Gathers information for evaluating policies, programs, and services (e.g., outputs, outcomes, processes, procedures, return on investment) (2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills)
3A5. Conveys data and information to professionals and the public using a variety of approaches (e.g., reports, presentations, email, letters) (3: Communication Skills)
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)
3B5. Conveys data and information to professionals and the public using a variety of approaches (e.g., reports, presentations, email, letters, press releases) (3: Communication Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
3C5. Conveys data and information to professionals and the public using a variety of approaches (e.g., reports, presentations, email, letters, testimony, press interviews) (3: Communication Skills)

References

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.

National Cancer Institute. Making Data Talk: A workbook. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cancerlibrary/MDT-Workbook.pdf. Accessed November 3, 2014.