The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (OPPE) conducted a series of evaluation training programs to increase the understanding and use of evaluation methods throughout CDC. This project built on several earlier CDC efforts and resulted in the provision of evaluation training forums and educational materials to help public health professionals become more knowledgeable about methods of applied program evaluation. The training sessions and accompanying educational materials were designed to help participants apply concepts from CDC’s evaluation framework to their day-to-day program development and monitoring activities. Project activities included selecting topics and speakers for the forums, working with selected speakers to develop slides, teacher notes, case studies, and student resources. Materials and forums were designed to be appropriate for individuals with a wide range of experience, skills, and orientation to evaluation. In addition, the contractor worked closely with presenters to convert these presentations into one-day workshops. Final workshop materials are available in hard copy and on CD-ROM from the federal contact.
PIC ID: 8045; Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control; Federal Contact: Chapel, Tom, 404-639-5284; Performer: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Plainsboro, NJ