Evaluating a Public Health Program
 Course ID: 1030029
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 1 CHES; 1 CME; 1 CNE Contact Hours
 Certificate:
Course Description:

"Evaluating a Public Health Program” is the last in a series of trainings dealing with the development and evaluation of public health programs. This training serves as a comprehensive tutorial on the Evaluation of a Public Health Program. The process of Program Evaluation continues the use of pertussis reduction in Lakeshore County as an example program and utilizes the logic model developed in the "Introduction to Logic Models" training.

The primary focus of the course is to explore the six steps and the four standard groups in the Center for Disease Control's Framework for Program Evaluation. This framework represents all of the activities prescribed by the CDC in Program Evaluation, along with sensible guidance under the standards to aid in good decision-making.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • List six steps in the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation.
  • Apply the four standards in the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation.
  • Identify stakeholders roles and responsibilities.
  • Compose evaluation questions to focus the evaluation.
  • Recognize process and outcome indicators.
  • Compare and contrast methods for gathering evidence.
  • Recognize sources used in identifying program standards.
  • Discuss strategies to disseminate findings and share lessons learned.
Technical Requirements:

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Subject Area(s):
Evaluation
General Public Health
Policy / Planning
Prevention / Promotion
Program Development
Audience(s):
Policy / Planner
Social Workers
General Public Health Staff
Public Health
Student
Background/Role(s):
Administrators / Directors / Managers
General / Field / Frontline Staff
Government / Community Leader
Senior Level-non supervisory staff
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Introductory
Core Competencies:
Tier One
    Analytic / Assessment Skills
       Describes the characteristics of a population-based problem
       Uses variables that measure public health conditions
       Uses methods and instruments for collecting valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
       Identifies sources of public health data and information
       Describes the public health applications of quantitative and qualitative data
Tier One
    Policy Development / Program Planning Skills
       Gathers information relevant to specific public health policy issues
       Participates in program planning processes
       Identifies mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality
Tier One
    Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
       Recognizes community linkages and relationships among multiple factors (or determinants) affecting health
Tier One
    Public Health Sciences Skills
       Describes the scientific evidence related to a public health issue, concern, or, intervention
       Retrieves scientific evidence from a variety of text and electronic sources
       Discusses the limitations of research findings
Tier Two
    Policy Development / Program Planning Skills
       Uses decision analysis for policy development and program planning
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: yes
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: New York - New Jersey Public Health Training Center
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: Melda Uzun
Phone: (212)305-6984
email: msu2103@columbia.edu
URL:
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User Reviews
 
(19 reviews)
4.3 out of 5 stars
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March 01, 2014
 
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January 06, 2014
 
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December 31, 2013
 
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December 12, 2013
very good program for entry level tier l staff and tier 2 staff on PH program evaluation.
 
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October 16, 2013
 
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December 21, 2012
 
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October 25, 2012
 
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July 09, 2012
They did a good job of explaining CDC's Evaluation Framework
 
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May 31, 2012
This course extended my current knowledge of program evaluation and refreshed my memory. I really ejoyed it.
 
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April 10, 2012
 
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January 05, 2012
 
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December 12, 2011
 
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