Discussion—Measuring Results Through Evaluation
While studying public health issues in the MPH program, you have learned about the process known as evaluation. The evaluation process is a tool to measure our successes and failures; thus, it pertains to everything done in public health. Evaluation demonstrates what we have done and what the results are. Using the weekly readings, the South University online library resources, and the Internet, research the grants and contracting evaluation process. Based on your research, respond to the following:
- Explain the evaluation process from beginning to end, and describe how you can be sure your program will work by including an evaluation component.
- What is the most important element of evaluation and why do you believe this tool was the most important?
Give reasons and examples in support of your responses. Be sure to cite any relevant resources.
Write your initial response in approximately 300 words.