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The Practice of Health Program Evaluation - David E. Grembowski

The Practice of Health Program Evaluation

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9780761918462
Number Of Pages: 344

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As more and more money is spent developing programs and services to solve health problems, how can one know if a specific health program works or what it would take to improve it? Aimed at addressing this issue, The Practice of Health Program Evaluation provides readers with the methods to evaluate health programs and the expertise to navigate the political terrain so as to work more effectively with decision makers and other groups. To convey these principles, Grembowski uses the metaphor of evaluation being a three-act play with a variety of actors and interest groups, each having a role that involves entering and exiting the "stage" at different points in the evaluation process.

"I found many instances where I thought students would get key concepts and ideas more quickly than they would from other texts. I was thrilled to see a discussion of ethics and culture in the text. The author provides clear explanations of important concepts and uses examples throughout the text." -- Robin Lin Miller "A well organized and readable text on evaluating health programs. It covers the essentials of choosing an evaluation design, planning and conducting the evaluation, and using the results of the evaluation. It is a book that should be on the shelf of persons doing and teaching health program evaluation and should be seriously considered as a text for evaluation classes." -- Ronald Andersen

Introduction
Health Program Evaluation
Is It Worth It?
The Evaluation Process
Evaluation as a 3-Act Play
Asking the Question
Developing Evaluation Questions
Answering the Question
Designing the Evaluation
Evaluation of Program Impacts
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Evaluation of Program Implementation
Answering the Question
Planning and Conducting the Evaluation
Population and Sampling
Measurement and Data Collection
Data Analysis
Use of the Answers in Decision-Making
Translate Answers Back into Policy Language and Developing Recommendations
Development of Dissemination Plan
Use of the Answers
Epilogue
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ISBN: 9780761918462
ISBN-10: 0761918469
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st June 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.69 x 18.75  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.74