CDC’s Evaluation Efforts
Program evaluation is an essential organizational practice in public health. At CDC, program evaluation supports our agency priorities. When programs conduct strong, practical evaluations on a routine basis, the findings are better positioned to inform their management and improve program effectiveness.
Within CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Program, the Program Evaluation Unit sets standards and expectations for agency-wide evaluation; delivers tools, technical assistance and resources to enhance evaluation efforts; and provides support for evaluation capacity-building across CDC programs.
CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health has provided a set of steps and standards for practical evaluation by programs and partners. While the focus is public health programs, the approach can be generalized to any evaluation effort.
CDC offers an Evaluation Fellowship Program for graduate students interested in developing and implementing program evaluations and studies for CDC. Ideal candidates have a PhD in evaluation, behavioral or social sciences, public health, or other relevant disciplines plus some experience with applied evaluation projects. Master’s level candidates with significant experience in applied evaluation projects are also welcome to apply. Candidates must have received their degree within the past five years to qualify for this program. The next application period will begin around March 2014.
Tom Chapel, Chief Evaluation Officer
Evaluation Team, Office of the Associate Director for Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
TTY: (888) 232-6348
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