Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs

ISBN-10: 0470400870
ISBN-13: 9780470400876
Edition: 2010
Authors: Muriel J. Harris
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

The key to improving public health care programs is to understand the elements of program evaluation. Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs provides the essentials of public health by examining the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs and policies. Through a practical approach, this book combines the CDCrsquo;s six-step model for program evaluation as well as the Donaldson three-step program theory driven evaluation model. Including tables, examples, worksheets, and guidelines, this handbook presents a simple, successful standards-based five-step model for effective results for students, faculty, and researchers.

Figures and Tables
Preface
The Author
An Introduction to Public and Community Health Evaluation
The Links Among Community Assessment, Program Implementation, and Evaluation
Overview of Evaluation
Preassessment Evaluations
Community-Based Participatory Research
The Participatory Model for Evaluation
Cultural Considerations in Evaluation
The Community Assessment: An Overview
Theoretical Considerations
The Ecological Model
Data Collection
Process
Data Sources
Reviewing the Scientific Literature
The Report
Stakeholders' Participation in Community Assessments
Developing Initiatives: An Overview
The Organization's Mission
Planning the Initiative
Goals and Objectives
The Initiative Activities
Using Existing Evidence-Based Programs
The Program's Theory of Change
The Logic Model Depicting the Theory of Change
Criteria for Successful Initiatives
Planning for Evaluation: Purpose and Processes
The Timing of the Evaluation
The Purpose of Evaluation
Establishing the Contract for Evaluation
The Evaluation Team
Creating and Maintaining Effective Partnerships
Evaluation Standards
Managing the Evaluation Process
Factors That Influence the Evaluation Process
Involving Stakeholders
Designing the Evaluation: Describing the Program
The Context
Justifications for the Initiative
The Initiative's Goals, Objectives, and Activities
The Initiative's Theory of Change and Logic Model
Designing the Evaluation: Determining the Evaluation Questions and the Evaluation Design
Bases for Selecting the Evaluation Questions
Approaches to Selecting the Evaluation Questions
Types of Evaluations
Process Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation
Collecting the Data: Quantitative
Choosing a Data-Collection Approach
Using Surveys
Designing Survey Instruments
Pilot Testing
Triangulation
Institutional Review Boards
Stakeholder Involvement
Analyzing and Interpreting the Data: Quantitative
Analyzing and Reporting Quantitative Data
Reaching Conclusions
Stakeholder Involvement
Steps in Quantitative-Data Analysis and Interpretation
Collecting the Data: Qualitative
Qualitative Data
Ensuring Validity and Reliability
Interview-Format Approaches
Document and Record Review
Observational Approaches
Case Reviews
Digital Approaches
Geographic Information Systems
Training Data Collectors
Pilot Testing
Managing and Storing Qualitative Data
Stakeholder Involvement
Analyzing and Interpreting the Data: Qualitative
Analyzing Qualitative Data
Interpreting the Data and Reaching Conclusions
The Role of Stakeholders
Reporting Evaluation Findings
The Content of the Report
The Timing of the Report
The Audience for the Report
The Format of the Report
Case Study
The Community Assessment
The Intervention
Design the Evaluation
Collect the Data
Analyze and Interpret the Data
Report the Results
Glossary
References
Index

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