Improving Your Program Evaluation Plans: A Working Session – archived classroom training

Originally presented on June 24, 2011

Presentation Slides in PDF



This classroom-based training is intended for those who have a solid understanding of the basics of program evaluation and are working on developing or revising an evaluation plan.  The training will provide a brief review of basic program evaluation and a module on using Quality Improvement to improve process indicators that lead to improved outcomes.  The training will also serve as a working session with technical and peer assistance related to the evaluation plans that participants are working on developing and revising.  Participants should bring an evaluation plan to work on during the training.  In preparation for the session, participants are encouraged to review CDC’s Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs Self Study Guide



Participants in this web-conference will be able to:

1. Describe the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health.
2. Identify meaningful process indicators to measure, monitor and improve the work that leads to desired outcomes.
3. Apply Quality Improvement (QI) tools and models to improve process data and outcomes.
4. Improve program evaluation plans based on peer and expert feedback.
5. Identify evaluation resources for continued learning and development.


Target Audience

This training session is designed as a follow-up course to the Developing Logic Models to Plan, Communicate and Evaluate, Developing Outcome Measurement Plans and The Basics of Program Evaluation.  It is not a pre-requisite that participants have attended the past trainings.  However, all participants should have a basic understanding of logic models, outcome measurement and basic program evaluation.  IPLAN coordinators, administrators, health educators, preventionists and health promoters are encouraged to attend to improve the evaluation plans for the programs they offer.  Class size is limited to 40 participants.  Priority registration will be given to local public health department staff.



Mark Edgar, PhD, MPH
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Laurie Call, BA
Illinois Public Health Insitute