Evaluation of Community-Based Health Projects: The Healthy Tomorrows Experience
This Pediatrics article examines community-based programs and experience of evaluation, both in terms of capacity and benefits to the program. The study was done by surveying 149 community-based programs funded from 1989 to 2003 through the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program.
Evaluating Community-based Initiatives Presentation
This presentation provides practical information to community-based programs about program evaluation. The focus of this presentation is on developing an evaluation plan, writing measurable objectives, and identifying strategies to address evaluation challenges.
Evaluating Your Community-Based
Program Part I: Designing Your Evaluation
This publication is a guide to program evaluation for pediatricians
and others implementing community-based health initiatives.
This guide provides quick overviews of major issues in program
evaluation and will help you learn strategies for setting measurable
objectives and identifying realistic outcomes.
Evaluating Your Community-Based Program Part II: Putting Your Evaluation Plan to Work
This is the follow up publication to Part I: Designing Your Evaluation for pediatricians and others implementing community-based health initiatives. This guide provides the next steps your program evaluation plan by emphasizing effective documentation to evaluate your program. It focuses on tools for measurement, data collection, data storage, analysis, and data presentation.
Evaluating Your Community-based Program: Gathering Information
This audio presentation covers effective documentation and data collection tools for program evaluation.
Evaluating Your Community-based Program: Analyzing and Using Your Data
This audio presentation reviews data analysis and presentation strategies.
Guide to Outcomes-Based Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations
with Very Limited Resources
Use this short, simple step-by-step guide if you need a good
tool for introducing the concept to others. It does not, however,
address process evaluation.
How to Evaluate Your Program? These Strategies Will Get You
This long, but still simple guide includes a discussion of
process evaluation. It includes links to tools, checklists,
measures and other goodies.
The Community Toolbox
This site offers a wealth of tools and guides, including samples
of different logic model formats and checklists for a high quality
evaluation. You can learn an evaluation skill, plan your evaluation,
or network with resources.
This Web site provides tools for the development and evaluation
of HIV prevention programs; however, most of the evaluation resources
are applicable to a wide range of health promotion and disease
prevention topics. The evaluation web links located at this site
are organized by topic and include sites that may be useful for
novice evaluators, as well as those that may be more relevant
for highly experienced evaluators and technical assistance providers.
Each web link has a brief annotation that describes the content
to help you to decide whether it meets your needs.
Family Research Project
The HFRP examines topics related to family involvement
in education, evaluation, and continuous improvement, strategy
consulting for foundations, and works to increase the professional
development base of those who work directly with children and
youth. HFRP's research can be placed under two categories of
study: family-school-community partnerships and strategy consulting
and evaluation. Some of their research projects include, home
visitation, early childhood education, after-school programs,
and family-school partnerships. The site also features a searchable
evaluation database for out-of-school-time projects.
for Disease Control and Prevention Evaluation Working Group
CDC Evaluation Working Group provides several resources to promote
program evaluation in public health. You will find multiple
links that will provide information about evaluation or assistance
in conducting an evaluation project.
Community-based Child Health Promotion Programs
This report was developed by the National Academy for
State Health Policy in partnership with Nemours Health and Prevention
Services. The report provides the practical experience and knowledge
of program administrators, evaluators, and researchers regarding
what works and what does not work when evaluating community-based
initiatives that focus on childrens health promotion and
disease prevention. It provides a snapshot of seven projects
nationwide that have a community-based component and the lessons
learned from their evaluation activities. The report includes
a discussion of evaluation design, process and partnerships,
outcomes, and dissemination.
for Measuring Acculturation
This resource is a catalogue of 50 instruments for measuring
acculturation. The resource includes measurement categories,
survey questions, original citations, reliability data, and
American Evaluation Association
The AEA offer variety of trainings annually, provided throughout
the country. Training is available for beginners and more advanced
professionals conducting evaluation.
The University of
Wisconsin Extension Service
The University of Wisconsin offers an online course, "Enhancing
Program Performance with Logic Models." The course offers
seven topics how to use logic models and develop an example
with a community nutrition program. Each section includes background
information, bibliography and audio supplements to the informational
slides you scroll through. An excellent tool for getting comfortable
with logic models without having to pay for the course!
Questionnaire Development & Survey Design Presentation
This presentation assists you in designing a quality questionnaire for your target population. Participants learn about different types of questionnaires, how to develop survey questions, and how to communicate your results.
Survey Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Survey Research Laboratory is a division of the University
of Illinois at Chicago's College of Urban Planning and Public
Affairs that provides survey research services to faculty, staff,
and students at the Chicago campus. This link takes you to past
and current seminars on survey research methodology offered
at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This is a great site
for grantees and people who plan to develop a questionnaire
for their target population as part of their projects evaluation
plan. Check out the following two seminars that may be of particular
to Questionnaire Design and Introduction
to Survey Design.
Surveys and Questionnaires Tutorial
StatPac is a recognized and comprehensive survey software tool.
In this link, you will find a tutorial that will teach you how
to conduct a survey and design a questionnaire. You'll learn the
latest survey research techniques...what works and what doesn't.
The tutorial is packed with great information.
Designing Effective Questionnaires
This link provides a compilation of do's and don'ts for good questionnaire
design that will make data analysis easier and faster.
Web Survey White Paper: Six Steps for Successful Surveys
Since online surveys are widely utilized, there are some very important steps that must be followed to drive high response rates and ensure that quality feedback is gathered. This white paper will define six easy steps to follow to maximize the value of any survey.