L. Michele Issel, PhD, RN Professor, University of North Carolina College of Health and Human Services Department of Public Health, Charlotte, North Carolina Michele is a Professor in the Department of Public Health at UNC Charlotte’s College of Health and Human Services. She received her doctorate, with a minor in health services research from the School of Nursing at the University of Washington in Seattle. She brings to the graduate course on program planning and evaluation both practical experiences as an evaluation consultant, program evaluator and a director of public health nursing, as well as academic experiences as an evaluation researcher.
Rebecca Wells, PhD, MSHA Professor, The University of Texas School of Public Health Department of Management, Policy, and Community Health, Houston, Texas Rebecca earned her masters degree in health services administration and doctorate in health care organization and policy from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She focuses on how safety net hospitals, community centers and community mental health centers, health departments, child welfare, and substance abuse treatment providers serve people with complex needs.
Mollie Williams, DrPH, MPH Executive Director, The Family Van, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Mollie Williams is a leader in public health and nonprofit management with expertise in organizational development, strategic planning, and fundraising. She currently serves as Executive Director of The Family Van and is on faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Formerly, Mollie was a Senior Director at Planned Parenthood Federation of America where she led a major initiative to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care in the southern United States. She has a doctorate in public health leadership from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Health Program Planning and Evaluation: A Practical, Systematic Approach for Community Health, Fifth Edition carefully walks the reader through the process for developing, implementing, and evaluating successful community health promotion programs. Featuring reader-friendly, accessible language and practical tools and concepts, this invaluable resource prepares students and professionals to become not only competent health program planners, but savvy consumers of evaluation reports and prudent users of evaluation consultants.
Thoughtfully constructed, the authors uniquely use program theory–a conceptual model of program planning and evaluation–throughout the text to reinforce the cyclical nature of the process. Additionally, each chapter concludes with a summary that is organized by levels of the public health pyramid, reinforcing the social-ecological and multi-level nature of health promotion and public health planning.
Section I The Context of Health Program Development Chapter 1 Context of Health Program Development and Evaluation Chapter 2 Relevance of Diversity and Disparities to Health Programs
Section II Defining the Health Problem Chapter 3 Community Health Assessment for Program Planning Chapter 4 Characterizing and Defining the Health Problem
Section III Health Program Development And Planning Chapter 5 Program Theory and Interventions Revealed Chapter 6 Program Objectives and Setting Targets
Section IV Implementing and Monitoring the Health Program Chapter 7 Process Theory for Program Implementation Chapter 8 Monitoring Implementation Through Budgets and Information Systems Chapter 9 Implementation Evaluation: Measuring Inputs and Outputs Chapter 10 Program Quality and Fidelity: Managerial and Contextual Considerations
Section V Outcome and Impact Evaluation of Health Programs Chapter 11 Planning the Intervention Effect Evaluations Chapter 12 Choosing Designs for Effect Evaluations Chapter 13 Sampling Designs and Data Sources for Effect Evaluations Chapter 14 Quantitative Data Analysis and Interpretation Chapter 15 Qualitative Methods for Planning and Evaluation
Section VI Additional Considerations for Evaluators Chapter 16 Program Evaluators’ Responsibilities