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Program Evaluation

CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Resources

Evaluation Guide

(Updated July 2012 – Module 3: Evaluating Partnerships is available.)

Learning & Growing through Evaluation: State Asthma Program Evaluation Guide
CDC’s National Asthma Control Program and state asthma programs are mobilizing resources to reduce the burden of asthma in communities. This guide is intended for use by state and territorial public health departments, and groups that focus on improving asthma management practices. Sound evaluation practices can help ensure that we use those resources effectively and efficiently; that we have a means of demonstrating the value of our programs; and that we are developing a body of knowledge that tells U.S. “what works.”

Webinar Series

Practical Evaluation Using the CDC Evaluation Framework—A Webinar Series for Asthma and Other Public Health Programs
The National Asthma Control Program, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, has created a four-part Webinar series on program evaluation basics. Nationally recognized experts present a general introduction to program evaluation; note challenges in conducting useful evaluations as well as methods for overcoming those challenges; and introduce the six steps of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation using examples that are relevant to state partners of the National Asthma Control Program.

Other CDC Resources

Podcast Series: Asthma Community Network - Conversations for Advancing Action

This podcast series explores best practices for reducing the impact of asthma, especially in underserved communities. Hear from people who have successfully developed asthma management programs that have improved health outcomes in their communities. Learn about their effective health delivery systems; strategies for addressing environmental triggers; key partnerships; and the tools and resources they use to achieve outstanding results.

CDC Evaluation Working Group—Framework for Program Evaluation

Program evaluation is an essential organizational practice in public health. Use this Web site to learn about the CDC Evaluation Working Group and its effort to promote program evaluation in public health.

  • Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self-Study Guide (August 2005)

    This site provides a how-to guide for planning and implementing evaluation activities. The manual is based on CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health, released September 1999, and is intended to help state, local, and community managers and staff of public health programs plan, design, implement, and use the results of comprehensive evaluations in a practical way.

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