305.613.01 EVALUATION-INFORMED PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
Since effective evidence-based interventions cannot be developed, implemented, sustained, or transferred into new settings without recognition of context, students focus on integrating program evaluation methods throughout interventions: from early assessments, through program planning or adaptation, testing, delivery and measurement of outcomes. Introduces practical program planning, implementation and evaluation skills applicable in many different areas of public health. Topics include problem definition and analysis; assessing social and environmental factors that may impact the development, adoption, implementation , 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; developing an evidence-informed logic model; and program evaluability assessment.
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.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe, and illustrate with sample worksheets, the process required to develop or adapt, and implement an evidence-based program.
Demonstrate their ability to use selected conceptual frameworks as part of this process.
Demonstrate their ability to prioritize interventions using objective criteria
Explain selected program evaluation methodologies (evaluability assessment, formative, process, outcome)
Describe potential “unintended consequences” of interventions
Prepare a persuasive executive summary.
Complete a SWOT analysis of a program proposal.
Use evaluative thinking to inform decision making in program development and implementation
Demonstrate ability to develop a logic model.
Demonstrate ability to write SMART objectives and corresponding evaluation indicators.
Identify any advanced training needs; i,e., "Know what you don't yet know"
- Monday 1:30 - 3:20
- Wednesday 1:30 - 3:20