Online Program

Evaluation of Innovative Public Health Practices and Policies

Monday, November 2, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
In community based work, evaluation plans are often overlooked. Challenges like limited resources, organizational barriers, and expertise typically influence evaluation plans. It is important for public health and allied health professionals to understand the importance of good evaluation techniques. This session presents different examples of successful and rigorous evaluation plans and frameworks. It will included a discussion of various challenges faced when developing and implementing a sound evaluation plan and will provide tips and strategies to overcome barriers specific to community based evaluations.
Session Objectives: Discuss the potential which exists using community-involved evaluation. Describe the use of evaluation frameworks and various types of methodological plans. Identify the barriers, challenges, and benefits for establishing evaluation priorities.
Andrea Lowe, MPH, PhD

A framework and approach for evaluating the CDC's Partnerships to Improve Community Health initiative in northern Maine   
Brenda Joly, PhD, MPH, Anush Hansen, MS, Doug Michael, MPH, Jacey Keller, MPH, George Shaler, MPH and Zoe Miller

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)