Evaluation Guides & Toolkits

CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) developed evaluation guides and toolkits for state and local heart disease and stroke prevention programs. The resources on this page include guides, examples, and lessons learned to help you plan and implement an evaluation.

Grady Implementation Guide

Grady Implementation Guide
This implementation guide for public health practitioners and health care professionals is based on the Grady Heart Failure Program. The guide provides a detailed description of an effective intervention to address health disparities among heart failure patients.

Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process Approach Guide

Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process Approach Guide
This implementation guide provides key examples for public health practitioners and health care professionals to help engage pharmacists in hypertension management through the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process. The guide shares lessons learned from the Michigan Medicine Hypertension Pharmacists’ Program.

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This series of evaluation technical assistance tools clarifies approaches to and methods of evaluation; provides examples that are specific to the scope and purpose of DHDSP programs; and recommends resources for additional reading.

Program-Specific Evaluation Guides and Toolkits

CDC developed guidance documents that are most relevant for specific programs funded by DHDSP.

WISEWOMAN Program Evaluation Toolkit
This evaluation toolkit was developed to provide guidance, tools, and resources to Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) programs to conduct effective and meaningful program evaluation activities. Learn more about the WISEWOMAN program.

Sodium Reduction in Communities Program: Outcome Evaluation Toolkit [PDF-1.7M]pdf icon
This evaluation toolkit was developed using CDC’s Evaluation Framework to provide guidance and tools for anyone evaluating sodium reduction activities, especially Sodium Reduction in Communities Program awardees, to conduct effective program evaluations. Learn more about the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program.

Surveillance and Evaluation Data Resource Guide for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs pdf icon[PDF-682K]
This guide is an at-a-glance compilation of data sources useful for heart disease and stroke prevention programs conducting policy or data surveillance and/or evaluation. It is meant to be used by program managers and evaluators in the planning and evaluation stages of heart disease and stroke prevention programs. Learn more about the State Public Health Actions program.

Health Systems Scorecard (HSSC) Version 2.0

The CDC’s Health Systems Scorecard (HSSC) Version 2.0 is a voluntary quality improvement tool to assess evidence-based chronic disease care management policies and practices. Download and share the following tools: