Evaluation

Evaluation Contact and Resources

Public health evaluation is important for measuring overall program effectiveness. Evaluation gives funding agencies and project leaders feedback about project progression and uses data to report on successes and barriers. It can also show how communities have been impacted and identify potential areas of improvement. The West Virginia Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD) uses evaluation to provide a way to establish shared goals and outcomes surrounding the “5 Asks”: 

  • Implementing policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes;

  • Committing to organizational changes by setting good example contracts;

  • Addressing health equity;

  • Joining West Virginia Health Connection (promote programming and referrals); and,

  • Incorporating sustainability planning.

Technical Assistance

The West Virginia Prevention Research Center will be conducting an evaluation on behalf of HPCD for mini-grant awardees. If there are questions related to troubleshooting the evaluation surveys that will be distributed or technical assistance (TA), please reach out to Project Coordinator, Micah Gregory (micah.gregory@hsc.wvu.edu).

Additional Resources

CDC Framework for Program Evaluation - https://www.cdc.gov/eval/framework/index.htm 

Community Tool Box – Evaluating the Initiative - https://ctb.ku.edu/en/evaluating-initiative 

Check out an overview of the mini-grant evaluation here!