305.613.01 DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY INTERVENTIONS
Focuses attention on the importance of integrating program evaluation methods throughout the life of community health and safety interventions, from early assessments, through program planning, testing, delivery and measurement of outcomes. Also focuses on the development of practical program planning, implementation and evaluation skills that may be applied in many different areas of public health. Topics include problem definition and analysis; assessing the social and environmental factors that may impact the development, delivery, and outcomes of interventions; identifying intervention points; selecting among educational, regulatory, and technological interventions to achieve maximum likelihood of success; writing measurable program goals and objectives; designing implementation plans; and examining methods to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of interventions.
At the completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Describe, and illustrate with sample worksheets, the process required to design, implement and evaluate community health and safety interventions. 2. Demonstrate their ability to use selected conceptual frameworks as part of this process. 3. Demonstrate their ability to prioritize interventions using objective criteria. 4. Explain selected program evaluation methodologies. 5. Describe potential “unintended consequences” of interventions. 6. Discuss common problems encountered in evaluations. 7. Prepare an “intent to submit” program development proposal. 8. Critique a published evaluation article.
- Monday 1:30 - 3:20
- Wednesday 1:30 - 3:20