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Health Program Planning and Evaluation: A Practical, Systematic Approach for Community Health / Edition 3

Health Program Planning and Evaluation: A Practical, Systematic Approach for Community Health / Edition 3

by L. Michele Issel
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    ISBN-13: 2901449649196
    Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
    Publication date: 02/28/2013
    Edition description: New Edition
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Professor, University of North Carolina College of Health and Human Services Department of Public Health, Charlotte, North Carolina

    Professor, The University of Texas School of Public Health Department of Management, Policy, and Community Health, Houston, Texas

    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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