Reflecting the latest developments in the field, The Practice of Health Program Evaluation, Second Edition provides readers with effective methods for evaluating health programs and offers expert guidance for collaborating with stakeholders involved in the process. Author David Grembowski explores evaluation as a three-act play: Act I shows evaluators how to work with decision makers and other groups to identify the questions they want answered; Act II covers selecting appropriate evaluation designs to reveal insight about the program’s impacts, cost-effectiveness, and implementation; and Act III discusses making use of the findings. Packed with relevant examples and detailed explanations, the book fully prepares readers to apply research methods in the practice of health program evaluation.
1. Health Program Evaluation: Is It Worth It?
2. The Evaluation Process as a Three-Act Play
Act I: Asking the Question
3. Developing Evaluation Questions
Act II: Answering the Question; Scene 1: Developing the Evaluation Design to Answer the Questions
4. Evaluation of Program Impacts
5. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
6. Evaluation of Program Implementation
Act II: Answering the Question; Scenes 2 and 3: Developing the Methods to Carry Out the Design and Conducting the Evaluation
7. Population and Sampling
8. Measurement and Data Collection
9. Data Analysis
Act III: Using the Answers in Decision Making
10. Disseminating the Answers to Evaluation Questions