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Research and Evaluate

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Research and evaluation are critical to identify health literacy needs, plan interventions and measure success.

Research and evaluation are essential pieces of the health literacy improvement process and effective public health practice. The only way we will know if the changes and interventions we implement are having the intended effect is when we evaluate.

Evaluation occurs during the planning, implementation and outcome phases in the form of formative, process and outcome evaluations. The tools and resources listed in the Program Evaluation section will help you think about what and how to research and evaluate.

We also provide information and tools for planning your research, identifying opportunities and barriers to improving health literacy in your organization, finding funding opportunities, and learning about current research on health literacy topics.