Climate and Health Evaluation

The Climate and Health Program uses CDC’s Evaluation Framework to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of climate and health work.

The Climate and Health Program also supports grant recipients and practitioners in the field to conduct local evaluations of climate and health adaptation interventions to understand and improve impact. To highlight the evaluation planning process for climate and health, the program has translated the steps of the CDC Evaluation Framework into a video series. The videos showcase best practices evaluators can apply, as well as some common challenges, using real-world examples of today’s most pressing climate threats, namely heat, flooding, and insect vectors.

Please click the video icons below to start each video. Viewers should watch the videos in the order they are presented below.

Evaluating Health Adaptation for a Changing Climate

The Climate and Health Program uses CDC’s Evaluation Framework to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of climate and health work. In order to better understand and improve our impact across climate and health programs, interventions, and projects, the program has translated the first three steps of the framework into a video series. The videos address some of the challenges evaluators face when conducting climate and health evaluation planning, using real-world examples to demonstrate best practices.

Because this series translates existing evaluation guidance, all viewers are encouraged to also review CDC’s Evaluation Resources. Additionally, users can find topic-specific evaluation guidance from other CDC programs, including the CDC’s National Asthma Control Program’s Learning and Growing Series, the Division of Violence Prevention’s EvaluACTION, and the Office of Smoking and Health’s Developing an Effective Evaluation Plan workbook [PDF – 9.4 MB].

Please click the video icons below to start each video. Viewers should watch the videos in the order they are presented below.

Evaluating Health Adaptation for a Changing Climate

Please check back with us for updates! The Program will be adding new videos and supplemental materials to accompany the video series.

The program has also developed a generic template for practitioners to use when writing adaptation action and evaluation plans. Supplementary example plans have been developed based on two case studies presented in the video series. The first is a home health intervention for heat illness prevention and the second describes a storm water management intervention to prevent waterborne illness.

Other evaluation resources are available via CDC’s Program Performance and Evaluation Office. Practitioners can also find applicable evaluation guidance from other CDC programs, including the CDC’s National Asthma Control Program’s Learning and Growing series and Planting the Seeds e-text book, the Division of Violence Prevention’s EvaluACTION, and the Office of Smoking and Health’s Developing an Effective Evaluation Plan workbook. [PDF – 9.4 MB]

Page last reviewed: September 26, 2022