State Capacity Building
Evaluation consists of planning, data collection, analysis, information sharing, and application. It should take place before, during and after implementation of injury prevention initiatives. Its main purpose is to determine effectiveness and efficiency of prevention programs.
Different types of evaluation include:
- Formative - Used to develop appropriate educational materials and refine a program design. Formative evaluation involves monitoring activities during the development and implementation to enhance programming.
- Process - Provides information as to whether an initiative is being implemented as designed and is reaching the intended audience.
- Impact - Examines the effect of a program immediately after implementation.
- Outcome - Shows any long-term effect as a result of program implementation.
Tools that can help State health agencies evaluate injury and violence prevention programming are listed below.
- Demonstrating Your Program's Worth: A Primer on Evaluation for Programs to Prevention Unintentional Injury
- Program evaluation: A variety of rigorous methods can help identify effective interventions
- The Cost Benefit of Bullying Prevention: A First-time Look at Savings | Highmark Foundation
- The W.K. Foundation Evaluation Handbook
- Focus groups: An introduction.
- Formative evaluation: An essential tool for MCH Programs
- Logic modeling to impact
- Outcome Evaluation: When to do it and how to get started
- Perspectives on Enhancing Injury Prevention Research and Practice
- Program Evaluation 101
- Program Evaluation Skills Building Workshop