health promotion programs workbook.
This workbook guides readers through THCU's ten-step evaluation
process. (PDF, 997 kb) Updated March 2006 (Évaluation
des programmes de promotion de la santé - cahier
(PDF, 570 kb) Updated
health promotion programs slideshow
This presentation complements the Evaluating
health promotion programs workbook.(PDF, 235kb) Updated November
17, 2005 (Évaluation
des programmes de promotion de la santé
(PPT, 443kb) Updated
August 2001, translated June 2002)
At a Glance: The Ten Steps to Evaluating a Health Promotion Program
This three-page, legal-size handout summarizes THCU's ten-step process.
Related worksheets and tools to help you complete each step are noted,
along with tips for efficient, effective completion of each step.
This is a great overview and checklist for both newbies and seasoned
practitioners. (PDF 45kb) Added October 17, 2007
survey research workbook
This workbook covers what you need to plan and implement surveys
-- one of the primary approaches used to evaluate health promotion
(PDF, 1,050kb) Added May 1999
focus groups workbook
This workbook covers what you need to plan and implement focus
groups -- one of the primary approaches used to evaluate health promotion
Implementing THCU's 10 Step Evaluation Model is our new
series of case studies where actual campaign evaluation is described
using our process.
for Running Focus Groups with Youth
This three-page handout covers the three most common barriers to
youth focus groups and suggestions for overcoming them and lists
the top ten focus group elements for youth. (PDF, 23kb) Other youth-related
resources can be found in our specialized
audience profiles. New November
Survey Questions Answered
At a recent THCU workshop, participants
challenged us with new questions and we answered in our blog, the
Check out our questions and
answers and add your own insights. Added August 1
Evaluation Card Game (Cards and Instructions)
now tells you that with
the end of the fiscal year coming up you need to produce some "hard evidence," preferably
a cost-benefit analysis for your program, but you only have $1,500 left for
evaluation. Play the game and decide what to do! (Cards
PDF, 26kb and Instructions PDF, 29kb) Added May 18, 2004
This slideshow by Barb van Maris was presented at the January
2002 Special Topics Workshop. (PPT, 229kb) Added July 17, 2002
made Very easy, Accessible and Logical (EVAL)
This user-friendly guide for community-based organizations was part of a graduate
course at Dalhousie University
in measurement and evaluation. Basic definitions, frameworks and examples from
community, academic and internet
included. Updated November 3,
Guiding Principles for Program Evaluation in Ontario Health
Evaluation activities in Ontario health
units should be based on this framework,
which outlines when, how and why evaluations should be conducted
and who should be involved, with the aim of strengthening
the public health program evaluation. (Link
Framework for Community Health Programs
Link opens PDF file
This framework from the Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Public
Health "emphasizes program evaluation as a practical and ongoing process
that involves program staff, community members, as well as evaluation experts." Added
June 16, 2003
Ounce of Prevention....What Are the Returns?
The Epidemiology Program Office of the U.S. Centres for Disease Control (CDC)
discusses the cost-returns of 19 public health strategies.
for Program Evaluation in Public Health
The U.S. Centres for Disease Control have posted this step-by-step framework
for evaluating health promotion programs. A list
of program evaluation links and resources compiled by the CDC Evaluation
Working Group is also available. Topics include ethical issues in evaluation,
logic model development, evaluation manuals and planning and performance improvement
Physical Activity Inventory of Qualitative Research
Via this CDC
project you can locate studies for your topic and
target audience from 1997 on; share ideas, questions, and tools
with colleagues; and contribute to the inventory. New November
The Evaluation Center of West Michigan University provides evaluation
specialists and users with refereed checklists for designing, budgeting,
staffing, managing, and assessing evaluations of programs, personnel,
students, and other evaluands; collecting, analyzing, and reporting
evaluation information; and determining merit, worth, and significance
-- each distilled from valuable lessons from practice. Added
June 16, 2003
The federally funded project is an online source for costing and economic
evaluation of prevention programs in Canada and internationally. Added
June 16, 2003
Way of America Outcome Measurement Resource Network
There are many outcome evaluation publications
and information on initiatives at this site.
July 17, 2002
U.S. Behavior Change
This group has developed recommendations for researchers
and funders on how to improve health behavior research and transfer
of the research into policy and practice. For practitioners,
the site also has some interesting checklists, tools and recommendations
that can be applied to program evaluation and best practices
assessments. Added August 30, 2002
tools and instruction for creating detailed program plans, evaluation
plans and fund-raising plans.
Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation Interest Group
This American Evaluation Association group is dedicated to the
exploration and refinement of collaborative, participatory, and empowerment
approaches to evaluation.
The homepage provides links to their journal and newsletter,
relevant books and guides, and information about their annual
conference. They have also commissioned a project
to articulate and describe the benefits of program/policy evaluation
for the client or the client's clients, the evaluation "outputs" that
lead to those benefits, and the knowledge elements that are needed
to produce each output. The results of a consultation with
evaluators and evaluation clients across Canada as well as a
literature review on the above topics is also available. Added
July 17, 2002
and Safety 428: Community Health Program Evaluation
Indiana State University has put this course online
in a neat interactive format. The course takes you through a 5-step
model for evaluating health promotion programs.
An open, un-moderated
list for general discussion about evaluation and associated issues
sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA). Send subscription
request to LSTSERV@UA1VM.UA.EDU
An un-moderated global
electronic discussion group open to anyone involved or interested
in issues related to public sector program evaluation. Send subscription
request to firstname.lastname@example.org
is a listserv of the American Evaluation Association's topical
interest group in this area. Send subscription request to email@example.com
information and contacts regarding experimental design, instruments
and survey development and statistical analysis for mental health
systems evaluation. Send subscription request to LISTSERV@SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU
The purpose of this
mailing list is to develop a broad collective expertise with respect
to problems of assessing and analyzing outcomes of interventions
aimed at improving mental health. Send subscription request to LISTSERV@SJUVM.STHOHNS.EDU
A mailing list of the
Ontario Health Care Evaluation Network for sharing announcements,
news and views. Send subscription request to firstname.lastname@example.org
For people interested
in cross-cultural evaluation issues. Subscribe by sending email@example.com "SUBSCRIBE
XC_EVAL firstname lastname"
Ellis, D., Reid, G., and Barnsley, J. Keeping
on Track: An Evaluation Guide for Community Groups. Vancouver:
Women's Resource Centre, 1990.
An excellent, user-friendly
guide for evaluating community-based programs.
Fink, A. (Ed.) The Survey Kit.
Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1995.
This is an
eight-volume set on survey development. Topics covered include
self-administered vs. mailed surveys, survey design, survey sampling,
reliability and validity issues, and survey analysis
Labonte, R., and Feather, J. Handbook
on Using Stories in Health Promotion Practice. Ottawa:
Health Canada, 1996.
This resource lays out the "story-dialogue"
approach, a qualitative method that can be applied to understand
the impact of health promotion programs.
McKenzie, J.F., and Smeltzer, J.L. Planning,
Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer.
2nd ed. Boston:
Allyn and Bacon, 1997.
This is a
good, in-depth resource on program planning and evaluation.
Part III of the book, which focuses on evaluation, includes
chapters on evaluation designs and data analysis and reporting.
Patton, M.Q. Qualitative Evaluation
and Research Methods. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, California:
Sage Publications, 1990.
this resource for those interested in application of qualitative
research methods to program evaluation.
Rossi, P.H., Freeman, H.E., and Lipsey,
M.W. Evaluation: A Systematic Approach. 6th ed. Thousand
Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1999.
This comprehensive textbook covers various aspects of program
evaluation, including experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation
designs. It's a recommended advanced-level resource.