Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Public Health Programs
Boston University School of Public Health - Summer Institute
Process and impact evaluation is critical to the advancement of public health knowledge, offering insights into what interventions work and why. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to different approaches and methods for conducting scientific and rigorous evaluations of public health programs.
Through lectures, cases, discussion, and individual and group work, participants will develop skills to conduct evaluations of international public health programs to inform policy. Working in small groups, participants will develop a realistic mixed-methods evaluation plan inclusive of a stakeholder analysis, logic model, study design, indicators and instruments, and dissemination strategy.
Participants will learn to:
- Articulate the value of program process and outcome evaluations;
- Describe the strengths and weaknesses of various methods for monitoring and evaluating public health programs;
- Critique existing public health evaluations;
- Develop a full monitoring and evaluation plan with context appropriate methods for a public health program