Health Program Planning And Evaluation: A Practical, Systematic Approach For Community Health / Edition 2

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Overview

The Second Edition of Health Program Planning and Evaluation will help you to systematically develop, thoughtfully implement, and rigorously evaluate health programs across a variety of health disciplines. This thorough revision includes updated examples and references throughout, reflecting the major changes within the field.

This outstanding resource prepares students and professionals to become savvy consumers of evaluation reports and prudent users of evaluation consultants. It presents practical tools and concepts in language suitable for both the practicing and novice health program planner and evaluator.

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Reviewer: Jingzhen Yang, PhD, MPH (University of Iowa College of Public Health)
Description: This advanced-level book provides a comprehensive overview of community health program planning and evaluation. With refinements and updates, the second edition covers key elements of community health program planning, implementation, and evaluation in a systematic and practical manner. It highlights the opportunities and challenges that health professionals face in planning and evaluating effective intervention programs.
Purpose: This book aims to prepare health professionals to become more competent program planners and evaluators. Covering a wide range of topics, it contributes significantly to the knowledge and understanding of many topics, including defining health problems, program development, program implementation and monitoring, and outcome and impact evaluation.
Audience: It presents a variety of practical tools and concepts in language that is understandable to both experienced and novice health professionals. It is a useful resource for health administrators and practitioners who manage, implement, or evaluate community health programs, and university faculty who teach program planning and evaluation courses. It can also serve as an excellent reference for graduate students who are preparing to work in the community health field.
Features: Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and activities, making this a great resource for classroom discussions or workshop activities aimed at the development of critical thinking skills. Another unique feature of this second edition is that each chapter contains at least four links to relevant Internet resources. Finally, the book includes separate lists of figures, tables, exhibits, and acronyms at the beginning for quick access.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive compilation of current knowledge in health program planning and evaluation. Health administrators, public health professionals, and health program practitioners will find value in this work.
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Reviewer: Jingzhen Yang, PhD, MPH(University of Iowa College of Public Health)
Description: This advanced-level book provides a comprehensive overview of community health program planning and evaluation. With refinements and updates, the second edition covers key elements of community health program planning, implementation, and evaluation in a systematic and practical manner. It highlights the opportunities and challenges that health professionals face in planning and evaluating effective intervention programs.
Purpose: This book aims to prepare health professionals to become more competent program planners and evaluators. Covering a wide range of topics, it contributes significantly to the knowledge and understanding of many topics, including defining health problems, program development, program implementation and monitoring, and outcome and impact evaluation.
Audience: It presents a variety of practical tools and concepts in language that is understandable to both experienced and novice health professionals. It is a useful resource for health administrators and practitioners who manage, implement, or evaluate community health programs, and university faculty who teach program planning and evaluation courses. It can also serve as an excellent reference for graduate students who are preparing to work in the community health field.
Features: Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and activities, making this a great resource for classroom discussions or workshop activities aimed at the development of critical thinking skills. Another unique feature of this second edition is that each chapter contains at least four links to relevant Internet resources. Finally, the book includes separate lists of figures, tables, exhibits, and acronyms at the beginning for quick access.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive compilation of current knowledge in health program planning and evaluation. Health administrators, public health professionals, and health program practitioners will find value in this work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763753344
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 12/11/2008
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 594
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Sect. 1 The Context of Health Program Development and Evaluation 1
Ch. 1 Health Program Development and Evaluation 3
Ch. 2 Relevance of Diversity and Disparities to Health Programs 37
Ch. 3 Planning for Health Programs and Services 73
Sect. 2 Developing Health Programs 113
Ch. 4 Community Health Assessment for Program Planning 115
Ch. 5 Program Theory and Interventions Revealed 151
Ch. 6 Program Objectives and Setting Targets 179
Sect. 3 Implementing Health Programs 211
Ch. 7 Logistics of Program Implementation 213
Ch. 8 Process Evaluation: Measuring Inputs and Outputs 237
Sect. 4 Evaluating the Impact and Outcome of Health Programs 277
Ch. 9 Planning the Methods for Evaluating Intervention Effects 279
Ch. 10 Choosing Designs for Impact Evaluation 319
Ch. 11 Analyzing and Interpreting Evaluation Data 357
Ch. 12 Qualitative Methods for Planning and Evaluation 387
Sect. 5 From Data to Decision 411
Ch. 13 Cost Analyses: The Basics 413
Ch. 14 Continuing the Cycle 437
Index 467
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