Online Program

Formative evaluations

Sunday, November 1, 2015 : 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Donna Petersen, ScD, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
In this presentation, we will discuss needs assessments, process and implementation evaluations, and begin to discuss logic models.  Needs assessments determines who needs the program, how great the need is, and what can be done to best meet the need. For example, for the Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant, states are required to do a 5 year needs assessment to determine who they are or are not serving, what needs are not being addressed based on the most recent data, and what resources are needed.  A process or implementation evaluation studies issues on the implementation of the program, and assesses whether the program's operation is functioning as planned.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice

Learning Objectives:
Discuss various methods of formative evaluations. Explain steps in the logic model necessary for the design of effective evaluations.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH is the Dean of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. She has been responsible for program evaluations in the two state health departments for which she worked (Maryland and Minnesota); and has done program evaluation training for state public health professionals for 20 years through the MCH Leadership Skills Training Institute and the MCH Epidemiology training program. She co-authored a textbook on needs assessment
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.