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Evaluating Health Programs: Tools and Strategies for Measuring Success

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Workshop Description:

Program evaluation is the formal assessment of a program or policy’s value and impact within a community. It is becoming increasingly necessary for organizations to perform evaluation to secure resources and to improve and expand programs. This workshop will provide a practical, skills-focused introduction to the different types of evaluation, concepts and techniques, data collection methods, and best practices of program evaluation. Participants can expect to learn the fundamental skills needed to participate in evaluation of a new or existing health program.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify key concepts of program evaluation for public health initiatives
  2. Select an appropriate evaluation methodology for a given purpose
  3. Understand the strengths and limitations of various data collection methods
  4. Describe how to monitor program evaluations with fidelity
  5. Integrate equity-focused and culturally-sensitive approaches to evaluation activities

Featured Speakers

Tim Grigsby, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Tim Grigsby is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health in the UNLV School of Public Health. He completed his PhD in Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior Research) from the University of Southern California in 2016. His primary research interests are on the health effects of childhood trauma, the conceptualization, measurement, screening, and prevention of substance misuse, and identifying sources of health disparities in underserved communities. He teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs at UNLV including “Health Studies on Dangerous Drugs” and “Applied Statistics for Social and Behavioral Health Research” among others.

Lily Helzer, MPH

Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Programs Manager
Nevada Cancer Coalition

Lily Helzer is a native Nevadan, a graduate from the UNR School of Public Health, and has enjoyed her varied career in Nevada public health efforts supporting chronic disease prevention and control initiatives. She had the good fortune to work alongside NCC for a number of years before officially joining in February 2023. Lily spends as much time outside as she can manage, traveling, hiking, trail running, camping, snowshoeing and skiing, often accompanied by her son and husband.

Funding Disclosure: Funding for this webinar was made possible (in part) by the CDC Foundation. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the CDC Foundation, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the CDC Foundation.


August 14
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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