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Public Health Question

Final Paper

Based on correspondence received or not received in Week Five:

  • Option #1: If you did not receive an offer letter for any of the positions applied to, choose the program you were most interested in evaluating and develop an evaluation plan using the template below.
  • Option #2: If you accepted a job offer, develop an evaluation plan for the health program, initiative or action that you have been employed to evaluate. Use the template below.
  • Evaluation Plan Template:
    • Title page: Contains an easily identifiable program name, the dates covered, and the basic focus of the evaluation.
    • Intended use and users: Fosters transparency about the purpose(s) of the evaluation and identifies who will have access to evaluation results. It is important to build a market for evaluation results from the beginning. Clarifying the primary intended users, the members of the stakeholder evaluation workgroup, and the purpose(s) of the evaluation will help to build this market.
    • Program description: Provides the opportunity for building a shared understanding of the theory of change driving the program. This section often includes a logic model, a description of the stage of development of the program, and a narrative description.
    • Evaluation focus: Provides the opportunity to document how the evaluation focus will be narrowed and what the rationale for the prioritization process will be. Given that there are never enough resources or time to answer every evaluation question, it is critical to work collaboratively to prioritize the evaluation based on a shared understanding of the theory of change identified in the logic model, the stage of development of the program, the intended uses of the evaluation, as well as feasibility issues. This section should delineate the criteria for evaluation prioritization and include a discussion of feasibility and efficiency.
    • Methods: Identifies evaluation indicators and performance measures, data sources and methods, as well as roles and responsibilities. This section provides a clear description of how the evaluation will be implemented to ensure credibility of evaluation information.
    • Analysis and interpretation plan: Clarifies how information will be analyzed and describes the process for interpretation of results. This section describes who will get to see interim results, whether there will be a stakeholder interpretation meeting or meetings, and methods that will be used to analyze the data.
    • Use, dissemination, and sharing plan: Describes plans for use of evaluation results and dissemination of evaluation findings. Clear, specific plans for evaluation use should be discussed from the beginning. This section should include a broad overview of how findings are to be used as well as more detailed information about the intended modes and methods for sharing results with stakeholders. This is a critical but often neglected section of the evaluation plan.

The Final Paper

  • Must be five to eight double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraphs.
  • Must use at least six scholarly sources produced within the last five years from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library—no websites.
  • The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
  • All citations must have a corresponding reference listed on the reference page.
  • All references must have a corresponding citation in the body of the assignment.
  • Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List resource in the Writing Center for specifications.

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