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
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.
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.
- 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.