Program Planning and Evaluation

Building Evaluation into Program Design (HWLI Brief, 2011)
This brief focuses on building evaluation into the overall process of program design and implementation.

Community Health Improvement Plans and Processes
A website with information about Wisconsin’s Community Health Improvement Process. Includes a link to the state health plan.

Evidence Based Public Health, 2nd Edition (Brownson, Ross C., Baker, Elizabeth A., Leet, Terry L., and Gillespie, Kathleen N, True, William R, Editors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011)
A book that provides practical guidance on how to choose, carry out, and evaluate evidence-based program and policies in public health settings.

Guide to Community Preventive Services
A website hosted by the CDC that has evidence-based recommendations for programs and policies to promote population health.

Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self-Study Guide (Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011)
A “how to” guide for planning and implementing evaluation activities.

Theory at a Glance: A Guide for Health Promotion Practice, 2nd Edition (Glanz, K., Rimer, B. National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH Pub. No. 05-3896. Washington, DC: NIH, September 2005)
A guide that describes health behavior theory and provides tools to solve problems and assess the effectiveness of health promotion programs.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health Ebling Library
A website that provides links to additional resources on evidence-based public health.

What Works for Health
Provides communities with information to help select and implement evidence-informed policies, programs, and system changes that will improve the variety of factors that affect health.


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