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Status of program evaluations

by Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.)

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Published by The Division in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • WIC Program,
  • Infants,
  • Governmental programs and projects,
  • USDA,
  • Program evaluation,
  • Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.),
  • Children,
  • Women

  • About the Edition

    Abstract: A concise, factual report for food and nutrition program managers and policy makers provides summaries of 19 research activities under the USDA WIC supplemental feeding program. Information is provided for each of these activities under the categories of: major objectives and deliverables; study scope and approach; current status; and study contacts. The 19 WIC research activities included: analytical research projects; 9 types of studies (benefits targeting; breastfeeding promotion and demonstration; participant and program characteristics; program impact on children; eligibility population characteristics; income verification; administrative funds management; vendor management; vender identification); a planned 1988 National Maternal and Infant Health Survey (NMIHS); computerized food package modeling; 2 projects for smoking reduction/cessation in pregnant women; patient flow analysis; local agency training center technology; management information system for state WIC vendor management meeting. Information on completion dates and contractors, where appropriate, also is included.

    Edition Notes

    StatementSupplemental Food Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[27] p. ;
    Number of Pages27
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25695634M
    OCLC/WorldCa16702121

    Title: Practical Evaluation of Public Health Programs Authors: Public Health Training Network Scope: This workbook will define program evaluation in practical terms, explain the importance of evaluation in the current public health environment and why evaluation is important in your program. Audience: Those who have responsibility for implementing programs in public health departments and. A book evaluation form is a document which is highly similar to a survey contains the general information of the book which needs to be assessed and evaluated along with the specifications that can cater all the varying preferences of the users. This evaluation form is often used by organizations who provides book awards and promotions for a newly published book.

    Evaluation is the systematic application of scientific methods to assess the design, implementation, improvement or outcomes of a program (Rossi & Freeman, ; Short, Hennessy, & Campbell, ). Let’s unpack this program evaluation definition a bit. The first thing we note is that program evaluation should be systematic. Program evaluation - the type of evaluation discussed in this section - is an essential organizational practice for all types of community health and development work. It is a way to evaluate the specific projects and activities community groups may take part in, rather than to evaluate an entire organization or comprehensive community initiative.

    Program evaluation results that are disappointing may spur further research, followed by program tinkering or even radical reform in an effort to establish improvements. For example, early evaluation results suggested that our summer bridge program was not as effective as we had hoped. Program Evaluation. The following books are recommended because of their highly practical nature and often because they include a wide range of information about this Library topic. To get more information about each book, just click on the image of the book. Also, a convenient search window is included below the rows of boxes.


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Status of program evaluations by Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.) Download PDF EPUB FB2

A Basic Guide to Program Evaluation By Carter McNamara. There are numerous books and other materials that provide in-depth analysis of evaluations, their designs, methods, combination of methods and techniques of analysis. But you don't have to be an expert in these topics to carry out a useful program evaluation.

The "" rule applies here— Academic research focuses primarily on testing hypotheses; a key purpose of program evaluation is to improve practice.

Research is generally thought of as requiring a controlled environment or control groups. In field settings directed at prevention and control of a public health problem, this is. Types of Program Evaluations. We first explore different types of program evaluations, when it is appropriate to use them, and the benefits Status of program evaluations book each.

Distinguishing evaluation type is often helpful in ensuring a program evaluation meets the needs of the requester. Virtually all program evaluations conducted in the federal government fall into.

What program evaluation is Why evaluation is important The steps in planning and conducting evaluations as outlined in the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation What standards exist for program evaluation How to identify and engage stakeholders (Step 1 of the Framework)File Size: 5MB.

The purpose of summative program evaluation is to judge the quality and worth of a program. On the other hand, the purpose of formative program evaluation is to provide feedback to help improve and modify a program.

Program assessment is intended as a formative evaluation and. Size: KB. Evaluations may be undertaken at any time, and they are generally most effective when they are conducted. as an integral aspect of the program. Evaluations that are conducted throughout a project’s lifespan can provide opportunities for program improvement as the program is evolving rather than after it is complete.

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This handbook is an output of an initiative aimed at building knowledge and capacity for monitoring and evaluation across development agencies on the topic of Business Enabling.

The National Flood Insurance Program Community Status Book This page lists National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) community status reports by state, territory, or nation. Please select the state, territory or nation to see the report. Program Evaluation: Methods and Case Studies.

Comprehensive yet accessible, this book provides a practical introduction to the skills, attitudes, and methods required to assess the worth and value of human services offered in public and private organizations in a wide range of fields/5(5).

In its broadest meaning, to evaluate means to ascertain the worth of or to fix a value on some object. In this book, we use evaluation in a more restricted sense, as program evaluation or interchangeably as evaluation research, defined as a social science activity directed at collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating information about the.

The Program Evaluation Standards: A Guide for Evaluators and Evaluation Users [Yarbrough, Donald B., Shulha, Lyn M., Hopson, Rodney K., Caruthers, Flora A.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Program Evaluation Standards: A Guide for Evaluators and Evaluation UsersCited by: Effective program evaluation is a carefully planned and systematic approach to documenting the nature and results of program implementation.

The evaluation process described below is designed to give you good information on your program and what it is doing for students, clients, the community and Size: KB.

Program Evaluation Hiring and Managing an Outside Evaluator, Project Manager’s Responsibilities •Educate the evaluator about the project •Provide timely feedback •Update and inform the evaluator of project changes •Monitor the contract •Supervisor in-house evaluation activities •Provide program.

This publication, The Handbook on Monitoring and Evaluating for Results, a d d r e s s e s the monitoring and evaluation of development results. It is intended to support country offices in aligning their monitoring and evaluation systems with RBM methodology—specifically in tracking and measuring the performance of UNDPFile Size: KB.

Program Evaluation Defined • “Evaluation: Systematic investigation of the value, importance, or significance of something or someone along defined dimensions”(Yarbrough, Shulha, Hopson, & Caruthers,p.

• “Evaluation is the systematic process of delineating, obtaining, reporting, and applying descriptive and. Program evaluation is an essential organizational practice in public health. At CDC, program evaluation supports our agency priorities.

When programs conduct strong, practical evaluations on a routine basis, the findings are better positioned to inform their management and improve program effectiveness.

Education Program Evaluation Reports The foundation is committed to evaluating its education programs and making the results public on an on-going basis. The evaluations examine the effects of our grant-making on student achievement and school design, including the factors that support or inhibit the planning and development of new Size: KB.

Project/programme monitoring and evaluation guide Assess the project/programme’s human resources capacity for M&E 69 Determine the extent of local participation 69 Determine the extent of outside expertise 72 Define the roles and responsibilities for M&E 72File Size: 2MB.

This approach to evaluation focuses on theoretical rather than methodological issues. The basic idea is to use the “program’s rationale or theory as the basis of an evaluation to understand the program’s development and impact” (Smith,p.

83). By developing a plausible model of how the program is supposed to work, the evaluator. Program evaluations can assess the performance of a program at all stages of a program's development. The type of program evaluation conducted aligns with the program's maturity (e.g., developmental, implementation, or completion) and is driven by the purpose for conducting the evaluation and the questions that it seeks to answer.

Formative evaluation: Evaluation designed and used to improve an intervention, program, or policy, particularly when it is still being developed.

Summative evaluation: Evaluation designed to present conclusions about the merit or worth of an intervention, program, or policy and recommendations about whether it should be retained, altered, or.What is evaluation design? • Evaluation design is the structure that provides the information needed to answer each of your evaluation questions.

• Your intended evaluation design should be based on and aligned with the following: – Your program’s theory of change and logic model – Primary purpose of the evaluation and key research.As teachers become more familiar with data-driven instruction, they are making decisions about what and how they teach based on the information gathered from their students.

During the process of gathering information, the words measurement, assessment and evaluation are often used interchangeably.