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2009 Harvard School of Public Health Program Evaluation Projects


Program Element*


Alabama - Chemical Weapons Elimination Branch

Primary Prevention

Aid in the development of a comprehensive method to evaluate Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility’s (ANCDF) closure process. Closure will protect the public (i.e., the greater Anniston population) from chemical agent exposure and will protect ANCDF workers from both chemical agent and general occupational hazards.

Baltimore, Maryland - Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

Primary Prevention/ Case Management

Assess process and outcome achievements of family advocacy services provided by the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning.

Columbus, Ohio - Lead Safe Columbus

Primary Prevention/ Healthy Housing

Measure the progress achieved by Lead Safe Columbus in eliminating elevated blood lead levels in children. The principal measure is to assess the main program activities, which include increased lead-safe housing and increased lead awareness, as well as the educational component’s outreach extent and behavioral effect.



Determine whether Public Act 07-02 (universal blood lead screening legislation) has had an effect on increasing screening rates among 1-and 2-year-old children across Connecticut.


Primary Prevention/ Strategic Partnerships

Provide the De-Lead Delaware program and the Latin American Community Center staff with a means by which to evaluate their quantitative and qualitative program goals and, where appropriate, suggestions on how to harness opportunities and leverage successes.

Kansas City, Missouri

Healthy Housing

Develop a framework for a statistical analysis of the association between healthy home-based interventions and decrease of frequency and severity of asthma symptoms, while at the same time enhancing quality of life. The evaluation will also assess the training and education program’s success in raising knowledge and awareness of issues related to asthma and healthy homes.

Kent County, Michigan

Strategic Partnerships/ Healthy Housing

Measure the overall effectiveness of the healthy homes campaign in reducing disparities in children’s environmental health. Additionally, measure the campaign’s efficiency and success at each stage.

Miami, Florida

Strategic Partnership/ Healthy Housing

Evaluate faith- and community-based childcare centers as partners in the pilot Healthy Homes program of the Miami-Dade Health Department and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Miami, Florida

Strategic Partnership/ Healthy Housing

Measure any change in the health status of families living in the Healthy Housing pilot project homes identified through Healthy Start. Also to develop an evaluation method for application to any of the various client-identification partners, designed to continuously assess and compare home outcomes in clients identified by and enrolled through the partners.


Strategic Partnerships

Create an evaluation plan the Mississippi Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program can use to evaluate its education and outreach grantee program.


Elimination Plan/ Surveillance

Propose an evaluation strategy to assist in a program self-assessment and to guide future decisions.


Primary Prevention

Evaluate the effectiveness of both education and enforcement efforts related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s newly adopted Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule.

* Program elements include Case Management, Elimination Plan, Primary Prevention, Screening, Strategic Partnerships, Surveillance, or Healthy Housing