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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.

CDC’s Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO) 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 Evaluation Fellowship Program

The CDC Evaluation Fellowship aims to expand the capacity of CDC programs to conduct evaluation and increase its usefulness and impact. The Evaluation Fellowship signifies CDC’s dual commitment to making program evaluation a standard part of practice and to developing a cadre of professionals with the skills to make that happen. Fellows will work under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer. Fellows will be matched with CDC host programs to work on program evaluation activities for/with those programs.

Applications for the 2015-16 Fellowship class will be accepted starting in late February 2015.

Please check back then for more information. 

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