Online Program

Successful Clarification, Administration and Documentation of Monitoring and Evaluation Processes for Public Health Programs

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

James VanDerslice, PhD, Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Steven Alder, PhD, Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
The field of Public Health is known for a commitment to monitoring and evaluating programs to 1) insure needs to be addressed are well understood, 2) understand the degree to which design and implementation are aligned and 3) to assess actual versus anticipated outcomes. CEPH appropriately emphasizes these same elements as one of the criteria for accreditation. Approaches for clarifying, administering and documenting program efforts aligned with mission, goals and objectives as well as using results for ongoing guidance, planning and decision-making will be presented.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related education
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Identify the basic tenets of formative, process and outcome evaluation related to ongoing monitoring of public health programs. Assess the benefits of using well-designed evaluation and monitoring for information-based program guidance, future planning and informed decision-making. Discuss successful strategies for documenting program evaluation and monitoring as a component of successful CEPH accreditation.

Keyword(s): Planning, Public Health Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Jim VanDerslice was the Program Director of the MPH Program at the University of Texas-Houston, School of Public Health, El Paso, Texas where he participated in their CEPH accreditation. He is currently the Associate Chief of the Division of Public Health at the University of Utah. Has been active in the Division of Public Health policies, mission, vision, goals and objectives, program competencies, and preparation for their seven year reaccreditation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.