CDC Evaluation Documents, Workbooks and Tools

Evaluation Development Tools

Evaluation Development Tools
Division Tool/Description
CDC Evaluation Working Group Hints for Conducting Strong Evaluations
Providers pointers on developing the optimal strategy for conducting evaluations by helping you think through these questions:
  • What is the best way to evaluate?
  • What are we learning from evaluation?
  • How will we use the learning to make our efforts more effective?

Uses the steps in the CDC Evaluation Framework as a way to accommodate the program context and meet or exceed all relevant standards.

CDC Evaluation Working Group Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self-Study Guide
A “how to” guide for planning and implementing evaluation activities. The manual, based on CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health, assists public health program staff to plan, design, implement and use comprehensive evaluations in a practical way.
Division of Violence Prevention: Injury Prevention & Control EvaluACTION
Designed for people interested in learning about program evaluation and how to apply it to their work. Features an interactive Evaluation Plan & Logic Model Builder.
Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Developing an Evaluation Plan
Designed to assist states in the evaluation of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) by clarifying approaches to, and methods for, evaluation, providing examples specific to the scope and purpose of the state HDSP programs, and recommending resources for additional reading.
Division of Cancer Control and Prevention Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch Program Evaluation Toolkit
Designed to help grantees plan and implement evaluations of their NCCCP-funded programs by providing general guidance on evaluation principles and techniques, as well as practical templates and tools.
Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention Practical Use of Program Evaluation among Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Programs
Provide step-by-step guidance on how to design and implement a program evaluation to build the evaluation capacity of STD programs so that they can internally monitor their program activities, understand what is working or not working, and improve their efforts.
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) A Guide to Developing a TB Program Evaluation Plan
Introduces program evaluation, through the process with
TB-specific examples, to staff of state and local tuberculosis (TB) programs in the United States.
Office of Smoking Health Introduction to Program Evaluation for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs
Helps state and local tobacco control programs assess the impact of local smoke-free laws select and the specific studies that are best suited to their needs and resources. It provides general information on how to design and conduct each study.
Office of Smoking Health Developing an Effective – Evaluation Plan 
Designed to help public health program managers, administrators, and evaluators develop an effective evaluation plan.
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Physical Activity Evaluation Quick Start Resource
Provides key references, tools, and components for the planning, implementation, evaluation, and promotion of physical activity programs.
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Developing an Effective Evaluation Plan: Setting the course for effective program evaluation
Helps public health program managers, administrators, and evaluators develop a joint understanding of what constitutes an evaluation plan, why it is important, and how to develop an effective evaluation plan in the context of the planning process.
Division of Cancer Control and Prevention Part 1: Handbook for Enhancing Community Health Worker Programs: Guidance for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program – Chapter on Evaluation 
Represents the sixth component (building block) of community health worker and focuses on evaluation.
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Sodium Reduction Toolkit
Provides international and national government agencies and public health organizations with a brief overview, tools, and information for developing, implementing, and evaluating sodium reduction programs, policies, and initiatives aimed at lowering sodium intake.
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination Aggregate Reports for Tuberculosis Program Evaluation (ARPEs): Training Manual and Users Guide
Defines ARPEs data and provides helpful hints if you need to assemble, submit, or interpret ARPEs.
Division of Adolescent and School Health Program Evaluation Toolkit
Provides tools to help state and local education and public health programs with evaluation planning, data collection, and analysis, as well as sharing results and improving programs.
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