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

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

by L. Michele Issel
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Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Health Program Planning And Evaluation: A Practical, Systematic Approach For Community Health / Edition 2

Today's challenging health care conditions require health professionals to develop increasingly sophisticated health programs in order to compete for funding and support. The influencing forces of federal legislation, rigid public health goals, emphasis on outcomes of health care and evidence-based practice, and use of total quality management and improvement tools have brought about new standards for program development. Health Program Planning and Evaluation: A Practical, Systematic Approach for Community Health will help you to systematically develop, thoughtfully implement, and rigorously evaluate health programs across a variety of health disciplines. It also serves to help students and professionals become savvy consumers of evaluation reports and prudent users of evaluation consultants. It presents the practical tools and concepts in language suitable for both the practicing and novice health program planner and evaluator. Distinguishing itself from other program planning and evaluation texts through its use of the public health pyramid, consistent use of a program logic model throughout the text, and role modeling evidence-based practice, this text will provide you with a firm foundation in addressing the needs of the population through health program planning and evaluation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900763753343
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 12/11/2008
Edition description: 2E
Pages: 594
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1The Context of Health Program Development and Evaluation1
Chapter 1Health Program Development and Evaluation3
History and Context4
Evaluation as a Profession9
Planning and Evaluation Cycle11
Program Life Cycle16
Types of Evaluation18
The Public Health Pyramid20
Who Does Planning and Evaluations?29
Roles of Evaluators31
Across the Pyramid31
Discussion Questions34
Chapter 2Relevance of Diversity and Disparities to Health Programs37
Health Disparities39
Diversity and Health Programs42
Organizational Culture54
Across the Pyramid65
Discussion Questions67
Chapter 3Planning for Health Programs and Services73
Definitions of Planning74
Historical Background on Planning in Public Health74
Planning Paradoxes, Assumptions, and Ethics79
Approaches to Planning84
Planning Steps and Stages91
Across the Pyramid106
Discussion Questions108
Section 2Developing Health Programs113
Chapter 4Community Health Assessment for Program Planning115
Types of Needs115
Perspectives on Assessment116
Types of Assessments120
Steps in Conducting the Assessment122
Across the Pyramid145
Discussion Questions147
Chapter 5Program Theory and Interventions Revealed151
Program Theory152
Impacts and Outcomes in Public Health163
Functions of Program Theory172
Across the Pyramid175
Discussion Questions177
Chapter 6Program Objectives and Setting Targets179
Parameters of the Program179
Program Goals and Objectives184
Using Data to Set Target Values191
Across the Pyramid208
Discussion Questions209
Section 3Implementing Health Programs211
Chapter 7Logistics of Program Implementation213
Inputs to the Organizational Plan214
Outputs of the Organizational Plan221
Inputs to the Service Utilization Plan229
Outputs of the Service Utilization Plan232
Across the Pyramid233
Discussion Questions234
Chapter 8Process Evaluation: Measuring Inputs and Outputs237
Process Evaluation238
Data Collection Methods241
Monitoring Inputs to the Organizational Plan244
Quantifying Outputs of the Organizational Plan249
Monitoring Inputs to the Service Utilization Plan250
Intervention Delivery254
Quantifying Outputs of the Service Utilization Plan257
From Data to Action266
Across the Pyramid271
Discussion Questions273
Section 4Evaluating the Impact and Outcome of Health Programs277
Chapter 9Planning the Methods for Evaluating Intervention Effects279
Developing the Evaluation Questions280
Intervention Effect Evaluation Variables from the Program Effect Theory286
Measurement Considerations291
Threats to Data Quality296
Data Sources (Methods)298
Considerations During Planning310
Across the Pyramid313
Discussion Questions315
Chapter 10Choosing Designs for Impact Evaluation319
Choosing an Evaluation Design320
Designs and Failures351
Across the Pyramid353
Discussion Question354
Chapter 11Analyzing and Interpreting Evaluation Data357
Data Entry and Management357
Sample Description361
Thinking About Change362
Across Levels of Analysis367
Statistical Answers to the Question368
Across the Pyramid382
Discussion Questions383
Chapter 12Qualitative Methods for Planning and Evaluation387
Functions of Qualitative Methods387
Qualitative Methods388
Scientific Rigor398
Sampling for Qualitative Methods400
Qualitative Analyses400
Presentation of Findings406
Across the Pyramid407
Discussion Questions408
Section 5From Data to Decision411
Chapter 13Cost Analyses: The Basics413
Types of Economic Analyses413
Basic Steps Involved in Conducting Economic Evaluations423
Assessing Economic Evaluations432
Across the Pyramid433
Discussion Questions434
Chapter 14Continuing the Cycle437
Data and Information437
Contextual Considerations454
Quality of Evaluation460
Across the Pyramid462
Discussion Questions463

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