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.
Surveillance and Evaluation Data Resource Guide
This at-a-glance compilation of data sources can be used by program managers and evaluators in the planning and evaluation stages of heart disease and stroke prevention programs.
Sodium Reduction in Communities Program Implementation Guide
This implementation guide can help assist food service staff and public health organizations reduce sodium in food service organizations by drawing upon the experiences gained during the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program (SRCP). The guide provides information on how to implement activities related to four SRCP strategies.
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
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.
NewCommunity-Clinical Linkages Health Equity Guide
This guide provides considerations for practitioners to help them incorporate health equity into community-clinical linkages (CCLs). CCLs are an effective approach to preventing and managing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Evaluation Basics Guide Series
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]
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-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:
- REVISED CDC Health Systems Scorecard (HSSC) Assessment Tool Version 2.0 (Replication of Electronic Version) [PDF – 1 MB]
Review a PDF of what the HSSC Version 2.0 will look like on the HSSC platform.
- CDC Health Systems Scorecard Version 2.0: Technical Assistance & Resource Guide for Public Health Departments [PDF – 2 MB]
Use this guide to learn how to gain access to the customizable HSSC platform, how to implement and use the HSSC, and what evaluation tools helped inform version 2.0.
- Training for Health Systems: The CDC Health Systems Scorecard v2.0 [PPT – 1 MB]
Customize this PowerPoint presentation to help teach health systems how to implement the HSSC Version 2.0.
- Introduction to the CDC Health Systems Scorecard v2.0 [PPT – 1 MB]
This PowerPoint presentation is for state health departments to learn how to implement the HSSC Version 2.0.
- AREB Coffee Break: Health Systems Scorecard V2.0 [PDF – 520 KB]
View slides and read a transcript of the 20-minute discussion dedicated to the HSSC Version 2.0. Learn about what improvements were made to enhance the HSSC’s usability and utility.