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Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self-Study Guide


This manual integrates, in part, the excellent work of the many CDC programs that have used CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health to develop guidance documents and other materials for their grantees and partners.  We thank in particular the Office on Smoking and Health, and the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, whose prior work influenced the content of this manual.

We thank the following people from the Evaluation Manual Planning Group for their assistance in coordinating, reviewing, and producing this document.  In particular:

  • NCHSTP, Division of TB Elimination:  Maureen Wilce
  • NCID, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases:  Jennifer Weissman
  • NCCDPHP, Division of Diabetes Translation:  Clay Cooksey
  • NCEH, Division of Airborne and Respiratory Diseases:  Kathy Sunnarborg

We extend special thanks to Daphna Gregg and Antoinette Buchanan for their careful editing and composition work on drafts of the manual, and to the staff of the Office of the Associate Director of Science for their careful review of the manual and assistance with the clearance process.

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