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Evaluating Policy Interventions

6/11/2014 to 6/12/2014
When: June 11-12, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Great Northern Hotel
835 Great Northern Boulevard
Helena, Montana  59601
United States
Contact: Lisa Troyer


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Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 AM.  (Please note start time for Day 2 will be 8:30 AM)

Visit Shaping Policy for Health™ Evaluating Policy Interventions for a description of this course.

 Shaping Policy for Health

Evaluating Policy Interventions

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (June 11-12, 2014)

Supported By:  Directors of Health Promotion and Education

Day 1

Time

Activity

9:00

(30 min)

Opening

  • Welcome and introductory activities

9:30

(30 min)

Background

  • Changing policies, environments and systems;  a competency curricula

10:00

(20 min)

What is Evaluation?

  • Evaluation definition, context, and comparison to research

10:20

Break – 10 minutes

10:30

(25 min)

Policy Projects (Description and Evaluation Need)

  • Case stories of policy interventions with evaluation needs

10:55

(20 min)

Your Evaluation Project

  • Identify evaluation needs for your own project

11:15

(15 min)

Evaluation Framework

  • Standards, steps, and CDC framework for evaluation

11:30

(15 min)

Policy Project (Intervention)

  • Putting the project into the larger policy context

11:45

(15 min)

Policy Project Logic Model

  • Considering a template logic model for Shaping Policy for Health

12:00

LUNCH – 60 minutes

1:00

(60 min)

Evaluation Design

  • Evaluation purpose, types, and causal inference potential

2:00

Break – 15 minutes

2:15

(45 min)

Evaluation Design (continued)

  • Threats to internal validity and evaluation designs

3:00

(15 min)

Evaluation Questions

  • Developing evaluation questions

3:15

(20 min)

Evaluation Indicators

  • Selecting evaluation indicators

3:35

(25 min)

Data Collection and Analysis

  • Selecting methods for data collection and analysis

4:00

(15 min)

Closing

  • Review and feedback

4:15

END

 


Shaping Policy for Health

Evaluating Policy Interventions

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (June 11-12, 2014)

Day 2

Time

Activity

8:30

(45 min)

Opening

  • Review from Day 1
  • Review agenda and materials for Day 2

9:15

(30 min)

Policy Evaluations (Need and Design)

  • Orientation to the evaluation designs of policy intervention case stories

9:45

Break – 15 minutes

10:00

(45 min)

CASE:  Phase 1 (The Policy Project)

  • Reviewing information about a pilot policy intervention

10:45

(45 min)

CASE:  Phase 1 (Planning the Evaluation)

  • Planning the formative evaluation using a template

11:30

(20 min)

CASE:  Phase 2 (The Policy Project)

  • Reviewing information about the expanding policy intervention

11:50

LUNCH and Take a Walk - 70 minutes

1:00

(55 min)

CASE:  Phase 2 (Planning the Evaluation)

  • Planning the summative evaluation using a template

1:55

Break – 10 minutes

2:05

(45 min)

Policy Projects and Evaluation Approaches

  • General evolution of policy project evaluations

2:50

(30 min)

Your Evaluation Project

  • Address the evaluation needs for your own project

3:20

(25 min)

Evaluation Steps and Ethical Issues

  • Review evaluation steps and discuss ethical concerns

3:45

(15 min)

Closing

  • Review and Feedback

4:00

END

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