Step 5: Evaluate

You've chosen a program and customized it to fit the needs of your community. Now it's time to think about systematic approaches to measuring success. Re-evaluating your program’s strengths and shortcomings will encourage continuous quality improvement.

Select Resources

Use the links below to plan your programs evaluation. For additional resources on these topics, please click here. The content under Evaluation and Community Health Assessment may be of particular interest.

Step 5: Evaluate
Evaluation Exchange

Lessons and strategies for evaluating programs and policies. Focuses mostly on children, families, and communities.

Innovation Network

Tools for planning and evaluation.

Community Tool Box

Promoting community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources.

CDC Program Evaluation Unit

The Program Evaluation Unit delivers tools, technical assistance, and resources to enhance evaluation efforts.

Point K: Practical Tools for Planning, Evaluation, and Action

Point K's tools build nonprofits' ability to plan and evaluate their own programs. The tools and resources are available at no cost; free registration is required.

Evaluation Briefs

These briefs published by James Bell Associates provide straightforward papers on program evaluation including process, outcome, and fidelity evaluation.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook

This handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. It was written primarily for project directors who have direct responsibility for the ongoing program evaluation.

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