Performance Improvement 2009. How Best Evaluate a Health Information Program?

01/01/2009

Study researchers explored whether it was possible and appropriate to design and conduct an evaluation of the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) program. A communication evaluation could provide the National Cancer Institute with information that would help future access and use of HINTS program data. Researchers telephoned and emailed users and non-users of HINTS data, and reviewed the program website and publications.

Researchers advised that because many potential users did not yet know about HINTS, a full communications evaluation should be delayed until a later date. Researchers found that users of HINTS information were from academia or research areas, and non-users from public health practice.

Report Title: Feasibility of Conducting a Communications Evaluation of the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) Program; Report may be obtained from Federal Contact
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Richard Moser, 301-496-0273
Performer: Academy for Educational Development (AED); ,
PIC ID: 9078

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