Community Health Program Design


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Community Health Program Design
Formative evaluation is a technique applied to incipient or immature programs, whereas summative evaluation is applied to programs with assessable results. Noyes and Baber (1999, pp. 103-104) suggest that ensuring reliability and validity are the chief concerns of a formative evaluation; in other words, the project’s if-then logic model has to be on target. Meanwhile, Von Prummer (2000) argues that summative evaluations should be designed not only to accurately assess whether a program has reached its stated goals but also to build in a critique so that key leaders can make strategic adjustments (p. 21). With this information in mind, here are two formative and two summative evaluation...
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..... the question can still give us a rough idea of how effective the program has been on the ground.
Lundy and Janes (2009) have called attention to the increasingly important role of evidence in crafting, executing, and adjusting community health programs (p. 52). The formative and summative strategies outlined here will go some way towards assessing the MA program, both in the dimensions of its pre-implementation logic and its post-implementation success.
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