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Reflecting the latest developments in the field, The Practice of Health Program Evaluation, Second Edition provides readers with effective methods for evaluating health programs, policies, and health care systems, offering expert guidance for collaborating with stakeholders involved in the process. Author David Grembowski explores evaluation as a three-act play: Act I shows evaluators how to work with decision makers and other groups to identify the questions they want answered; Act II covers selecting appropriate evaluation designs and methods to answer the questions and reveal insights about the program’s impacts, cost-effectiveness, and implementation; and Act III discusses making use of the findings. Packed with relevant examples and detailed explanations, the book offers a step-by-step approach that fully prepares readers to apply research methods in the practice of health program evaluation.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: David Grembowski
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2015-09-16
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483376363

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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.

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Genre: Medical
Author: David Grembowski
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2001-04-13
File: 323 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761918477

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Reflecting the latest developments in the field, The Practice of Health Program Evaluation, Second Edition provides readers with effective methods for evaluating health programs, policies, and health care systems, offering expert guidance for collaborating with stakeholders involved in the process. Author David Grembowski explores evaluation as a three-act play: Act I shows evaluators how to work with decision makers and other groups to identify the questions they want answered; Act II covers selecting appropriate evaluation designs and methods to answer the questions and reveal insights about the program’s impacts, cost-effectiveness, and implementation; and Act III discusses making use of the findings. Packed with relevant examples and detailed explanations, the book offers a step-by-step approach that fully prepares readers to apply research methods in the practice of health program evaluation.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: David Grembowski
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2015-09-16
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483376394

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The Second Edition of Health Program Planning and Evaluation will help you to systematically develop, thoughtfully implement, and rigorously evaluate health programs across a variety of health disciplines. This thorough revision includes updated examples and references throughout, reflecting the major changes within the field. This outstanding resource prepares students and professionals to become savvy consumers of evaluation reports and prudent users of evaluation consultants. It presents practical tools and concepts in language suitable for both the practicing and novice health program planner and evaluator.

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Genre: Medical
Author: L. Michele Issel
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release: 2009-09-14
File: 594 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781449654573

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Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs combines an introduction to public and community health program evaluation with a detailed survey of methods in community assessment, planning, program design, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data analysis, and reporting of findings. The book presents an approach built on the two primary evaluation frameworks that are most common in public and community health: the Donaldson three-step program theory-driven evaluation model and CDC's six-step Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health. The author emphasizes practical, ongoing evaluation strategies that involve all program stakeholders, not just evaluation experts, and presents a simple and effective standards-based four-step model that will produce rich and useful results. The book's resources (scenarios, worksheets, and guidelines) can be used throughout the planning, implementation, and evaluation process. In addition, each chapter includes a list of learning objectives, key terms, and ideas for review, as well as summaries and discussion questions that can reinforce each chapter's lessons.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Muriel J. Harris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2010-01-28
File: 250 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780470586198

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Preceded by Evaluation of health promotion, health education, and disease prevention programs / Richard Windsor ... [et al.]. 3rd ed. c2004.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Richard A. Windsor
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2015
File: 363 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780190235079

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This is the contemporary, applied text on evaluation that your students need. Evaluation for Health Policy and Health Care: A Contemporary Data-Driven Approach explores the best practices and applications for producing, synthesizing, visualizing, using, and disseminating health care evaluation evidence and reports and will appeal to those interested in cutting-edge health care and health policy evaluation in this era of health care innovation. Editors Steven Sheingold and Anupa Bir’s core, graduate-level text focuses on quantitative, qualitative, and meta-analytic approaches to analysis, providing a guide for both those executing evaluations and those using the data to make policy decisions. It is designed to provide real-world applications within health policy to make learning more accessible and relevant, and to highlight the remaining challenges for using evidence to develop policy.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Steven Sheingold
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2019-08-21
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781544333694

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By integrating both evaluation and research methods and assuming no previous knowledge of research, this book makes an excellent reference for professionals working in social work and health settings who are now being called upon to conduct or supervise program evaluation and may need a refresher on research methods.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Michael J. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2010-01-21
File: 386 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780195158434

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Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement offers a conceptual and practical introduction to program evaluation and performance measurement for public and non-profit organizations. James C. McDavid, Irene Huse, and Laura R.L. Hawthorn discuss topics in a detailed fashion, making it a useful guide for practitioners who are constructing and implementing performance measurement systems, as well as for students. Woven into the chapters is the performance management cycle in organizations, which includes: strategic planning and resource allocation; program and policy design; implementation and management; and the assessment and reporting of results. The Third Edition has been revised to highlight and integrate the current economic, political, and socio-demographic context within which evaluators are expected to work, and includes new exemplars including the evaluation of body-worn police cameras.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: James C. McDavid
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2018-10-16
File: 568 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506337074

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