CDC Evaluation Documents, Workbooks and Tools

Technical Assistance for States

Technical Assistance for States
Division Tool/Description
Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Fundamentals of Evaluating Partnerships:
Evaluation GuideCdc-pdf

Clarifies approaches to and methods of evaluation, provides examples specific to the scope and purpose of state HDSP programs, and recommends resources for additional reading.
Division of Cancer Control and Prevention Sun Safety for America’s Youth Toolkit
Designed for state/tribe/territory/jurisdiction CCC programs interested in engaging schools and other education partners in sun safety efforts to reduce their state/tribe/territory/ jurisdiction’s incidence of skin cancer.
Division of Oral Health (DOH) Infrastructure Development Tools
Assists directors of state oral health programs with planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating oral health promotion and disease prevention efforts.
Division of Oral Health (DOH) Sealant Efficiency Assessment for Locals and States (SEALS) 
Helps states and communities evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of their school dental sealant programs.
Office of Smoking Health Introduction to Process Evaluation in Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
Helps state and federal program managers and evaluation staff design and implement valid, reliable process evaluations for tobacco use prevention and control programs, using a framework for understanding the links between inputs, activities, and outputs and for assessing how these relate to tobacco use prevention and control programs outcomes.
Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Resource:  Learning & Growing through Evaluation: State Asthma Program Evaluation Guide Series of 3 Modules
Module 1:  Covers the evaluation planning process and provides plan templates.
Module 2:  Provides guidance, tips, and tools for implementing your evaluations.
Module 3:  Applies these tools to the evaluation of state asthma program partnerships.
Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects National Asthma Control Program’s State Asthma Program Evaluation Guide for Evaluating Partnerships; webinars, and other resources
Presents a general introduction to program evaluation; notes challenges in conducting useful evaluations as well as methods for overcoming those challenges; and introduces the six steps of the CDC Evaluation Framework using relevant examples for the National Asthma Control Program state partners.
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity State NPAO Evaluation Guidance DocumentsCdc-pdf
Clarifies approaches to and methods of evaluation; provides examples and tools specific to the scope and purpose of state nutrition, physical activity and obesity programs; and, recommends resources for additional reading.
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity State Plan IndexCdc-pdf
Used to guide and assess nutrition, physical activity, and obesity program planning efforts in CDC-funded states and to provide an evaluation tool adaptable to other chronic disease areas.
Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention CDC State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program Evaluation Framework
Helps states and partners understand CDC’s goals for cardiovascular health State Program evaluation and the importance of using evaluation information for planning and program improvement.
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Healthier Food Retail: Beginning the Assessment Process in Your State or CommunityCdc-pdf 
Helps assess the retail environment to understand the current landscape and the disparities in geographic accessibility to healthier foods.
Division of Oral Health Handbook on Planning, Evaluating and Improving Collaboration for Oral Health ProgramsCdc-pdfExternal
Provides a framework and specific strategies for planning, improving, and evaluating inter-agency collaboration to address national oral health issues.
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Writing SMART Objectives
Describes the components of a SMART objective and provides examples to help states develop their own realistic and measurable objectives.

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