The evaluation process takes place before, during and after program implementation. If the evaluation is well designed and properly implemented, the findings can be extremely beneficial to the program stakeholders.
The Research and Evaluation Group can assist you in the entire process which includes developing a logic model, identifying essential evaluation questions, developing S.M.A.R.T.** goals, obtaining appropriate and valid measures, analyzing and reporting collected data, and communicating evaluation results.
Program Evaluation is applicable to many groups:
Academic settings and afterschool programs – measure student achievement and the benefits of your program
Community-based programs – determine your community impact and develop strategic plans that improve your efforts, broaden your impact, and sustain your program.
Continuing education and training programs—determine the retention of knowledge and how participants apply what they learn in their workplace and the impact on patients, clients, and quality of work.
*A “program” may be any activity, project, function, or policy that has an identifiable purpose or set of objectives.
**S.M.A.R.T.- Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely
Sample Project: Program Evaluation in the Oral Healthcare among Patients Living with HIV/AIDS
A comprehensive evaluation of oral health services that specialized in caring for patient living with HIV/AIDS in the metro-Atlanta region was conducted. The evaluation included an assessment of patient care, delivery of services, the impact and efficiency of the program, in addition to client satisfaction