Improving the Use of Program Evaluation for Maximum Health Impact: Guidelines and Recommendations

  • Announced by Dr. Frieden in Nov. 2012, the evaluation guidelines are a set of recommendations to inform evaluation planning and implementation.
  • The goal is to increase the use of evaluation data for continuous program improvement Agency-wide
  • While the emphasis is on CDC practice, most of these recommendations, when implemented, will improve the ways in which partners, grantees, and community-based organizations evaluate and improve their program efforts as well.
  • The guidelines are focused on 4 areas:
    • Recommendations for CDC/OD for Enhanced Evaluation Training and Support
    • Overarching Recommendations for Centers, Divisions, and Large Programs
    • Recommendations for CDC’s Funding Opportunity Announcements
    • Recommendations for Applicants/Funded Recipients Related to Funding Opportunity Announcements
  • See the full Guidelines and Recommendations
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