Evaluating the impact of public health ethics activities
- develop a simple logic model that will clarify expected activities and outcomes of a general public health ethics activity.
- identify other key components of a public health ethics activity that will be monitored to help track performance for accountability purposes as well as for making continuous quality improvements.
- develop potential indicators, measures, and related data sources that will monitor the public health ethics activity.
The presentation will first describe the process used to develop the logic model. It will then discuss the model’s key components, such as suggested outcomes, indicators, and measures, examining them from a short-term, intermediate, and long-term perspective. The influence of contextual factors, such as leadership support, economic environment, political climate, and social factors will also be explored. The presentation will then consider how demonstrating the impact of a public health ethics activity can benefit local health departments. Finally, it will highlight some approaches for building public health ethics infrastructure within a local health department. Sufficient time will be allowed for audience input and for suggestions on how to improve our logic model.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Describe CDC’s effort to evaluate the impact of a public health ethics activity at the local health department level. Describe possible inputs and key activities and outcomes for a successful public health ethics activity. Discuss potential indicators and measures to monitor a public health ethics activity
Keyword(s): Ethics, Evaluation
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Since 2006, I have served as the lead for the Public Health Ethics Unit in the Office of the Associate Director for Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and as the Designated Federal Officer for the Ethics Subcommittee of the CDC Advisory Committee to the Director. In this position I provide leadership at CDC for the development of infrastructure in public health ethics. I am also a member of the APHA Ethics SPIG.
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.