The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

5147.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 2:30 PM

Abstract #72846

Have Fun Telling the Story of Your Program through Evaluation

June Grube Robinson, MPH, Community Health Center of Snohomish County, 724 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, WA 98201, 425-921-5223, gruberob@earthlink.net, E. Lee Rosenthal, MPH, Rural Health Office, University of Arizona, 2501 East Elm Street, Tucson, AZ 85716, Durrell Fox, BSBA, New England HIV Education Consortium, 320 Washington Street 4th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445, and Roberta Rael, Inspired Leadership, 1121 Georgia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

Program evaluation has been identified as a strategy to enhance the sustainability of Community Health Worker (CHW) programs. In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to evaluation techniques and resources relevant for CHW programs.

Intended for Community Health Workers and others interested in CHW programs, the workshop will seek to demystify program evaluation. The reasons to evaluate as well as the how-tos of conducting an evaluation will be covered. Questions about who, why and how of evaluation will be answered.

A program logic model, a tool useful for program planning and evaluation, will be developed. This will be followed by an exercise to help participants determine the differences between program outputs, outcomes and indicators.

Participants will gain insight into their own programs and knowledge about beginning or continuing evaluation efforts for those programs.

Learning Objectives:

Keywords: Evaluation, Community Health Promoters

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Innovative Evaluation Strategies for Community Health Worker Programs; A Skills Building Session

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA