221.645.01 LARGE-SCALE EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATIONS OF HEALTH PROGRAMS
Reviews the global efforts and methodological challenges in conducting large-scale effectiveness evaluations in health, emphasizing maternal and child health in low and middle income countries. Explores frequently-used approaches for data collection in impact evaluations. Discusses interpretation of results and attribution of observed changes to the program being evaluated. Includes operational arrangements of large-scale evaluations and interactions with policymakers.
This course will prepare you to be able to do the following: (1) explain the importance of evaluating the effectiveness of large-scale health programs; (2) prepare a conceptual model linking program inputs to health impact; (3) describe the main methodological approaches and methods for data collection; (4) interpret the results of the evaluation and discuss whether these can be attributed to the program; (5) communicate effectively with policymakers and implementers throughout the evaluation cycle.
- Tuesday 8:30 - 9:50
- Thursday 8:30 - 9:50
- Thursday 1:30 - 3:20
- Thursday 3:30 - 5:20
- Friday 1:30 - 3:20
Knowledge of basic biostatistics and epidemiology