Evaluating a Public Health Program



"Evaluating a Public Health Program" is the last in a series of trainings dealing with the development and evaluation of public health programs. This training serves as a comprehensive tutorial on the Evaluation of a Public Health Program. The process of Program Evaluation continues the use of pertussis reduction in Lakeshore County as an example program and utilizes the logic model developed in the "Introduction to Logic Models" training.

The primary focus of the course is to explore the six steps and the four standard groups in the Center for Disease Control's Framework for Program Evaluation. This framework represents all of the activities prescribed by the CDC in Program Evaluation, along with sensible guidance under the standards to aid in good decision-making.


  • List six steps in the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation.
  • Apply the four standards in the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation.
  • Identify stakeholders roles and responsibilities.
  • Compose evaluation questions to focus the evaluation.
  • Recognize process and outcome indicators.
  • Compare and contrast methods for gathering evidence.
  • Recognize sources used in identifying program standards.
  • Discuss strategies to disseminate findings and share lessons learned.


Originally launched August 2011.

Estimated Time to Complete

It is estimated that the course takes one hour to complete.

Technical Requirements

The course is built to current HTML specifications. A modern web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome is required to view the pages.

The planners and course authors have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. No commercial support has been accepted for this activity.

Employed by or in New York State?

If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you enroll for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).