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Ability to EVALUATE injury and/or violence prevention activities

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  1. Understand the importance of evaluation and why and when evaluation should be done.
  2. Understand how evaluation should be integrated into intervention design and implementation.
  3. Describe formative, process, impact and outcome evaluation and describe when and how to use each of these.
  4. Describe the use of qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluation, and explain the benefits and limitations of each method.
  5. Understand effective means of communicating evaluation results as well as the role of evaluation in identifying the key components of an intervention that are effective, for whom they are effective and under what conditions they are effective.
  6. Identify potential stakeholders/partners and resources to assist in conducting an evaluation.
  7. Identify potential barriers to specific types of evaluation and approaches to overcome these.
  8. Develop an evaluation plan for an intervention.

Topic: General Resources

Title Focus* Type
CDC Evaluation Resources Cross-cutting Website
Demonstrating Your Program’s Worth: A Primer on Evaluation for Programs to Prevent Unintentional Injury to Prevent Unintentional Injury IVP Publication
Developing an Effective Evaluation Plan Cross-cutting Publication
Developing an Effective Evaluation Report Cross-cutting Publication
EvaluACTION IVP Course, Tool
Formative Evaluation: An Essential Tool for MCH Programs(with unintentional injury examples) Cross-cutting, IVP Webinar
Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self-Study Guide Cross-cutting Course
Non-Researcher's Guide to Evidence-Based Program Evaluation Cross-cutting Course
Outcome Evaluation: When To Do It and How To Get Started Cross-cutting, IVP Webinar
Program and Policy Evaluation for Injury & Violence Prevention IVP Course
Universal Design for Evaluation Checklist Cross-cutting Publication
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