Evaluation Guides & Toolkits
The evaluation guides and toolkits developed by the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) provide state and local heart disease and stroke prevention programs with guidelines, examples, and lessons learned for planning and implementing an evaluation.
CDC developed a series of evaluation technical assistance tools to clarify approaches to and methods of evaluation, provide examples, and recommend resources for additional reading.
- Evaluation Reporting
- Writing SMART Objectives
- Developing and Using a Logic Model
- Fundamentals of Evaluating Partnerships
- Practical Strategies for Culturally Competent Evaluation
Program-specific Evaluation Guides and Toolkits
CDC developed guidance documents that are most relevant for specific programs funded by the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.
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 icon[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 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.
The CDC’s new 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 icon[PDF – 860 KB]
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 icon[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 icon[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 icon[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 icon[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.