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Evaluating Policy Interventions

8/6/2014 to 8/7/2014
When: August 6-7, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Tunica River Park and Museum
One River Park Drive
Tunica Resorts, Mississippi  38664
United States
Contact: Jackie Hawkins


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Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 AM.

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Shaping Policy for Health

Evaluating Policy Interventions

August 6-7, 2014

Mississippi State Department of Health – Tunica River Park and Museum, Tunica, MS

Provided By:  Directors of Health Promotion and Education

Day 1

Time

Activity

8:30

Registration

9:00

 

Opening

Welcome and introductory activities

 

Background

  • Changing policies, environments and systems; a competency curricula

 

What is Evaluation?

  • Evaluation definition, context, and comparison to research

10:20

Break

 

Policy Projects (Description and Evaluation Need)

  • Case stories of policy interventions with evaluation needs

 

Your Evaluation Project

  • Identify evaluation needs for your own project

 

Evaluation Framework

  • Standards, steps, and CDC framework for evaluation

 

Policy Project (Intervention)

  • Putting the project into the larger policy context

 

Policy Project Logic Model

  • Considering a template logic model for Shaping Policy for Health

12:05

LUNCH

 

Evaluation Design

  • Evaluation purpose, types, and causal inference potential

2:05

Break

 

Evaluation Design (continued)

  • Threats to internal validity and evaluation designs

 

Evaluation Questions

  • Developing evaluation questions

 

Evaluation Indicators

  • Selecting evaluation indicators

 

Data Collection and Analysis

  • Selecting methods for data collection and analysis

 

Closing

  • Review and feedback

4:15

END

 

 

 

Day 2

Time

Activity

8:30

 

Opening

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

 

Policy Evaluations (Need and Design)

  • Orientation to the evaluation designs of policy intervention case stories

9:45

Break

 

CASE: Phase 1 (The Policy Project)

  • Reviewing information about a pilot policy intervention

 

CASE: Phase 1 (Planning the Evaluation)

  • Planning the formative evaluation using a template

11:30

LUNCH

 

CASE: Phase 2 (The Policy Project)

  • Reviewing information about the expanding policy intervention

 

CASE: Phase 2 (Planning the Evaluation)

  • Planning the summative evaluation using a template

1:45

Break

 

Policy Projects and Evaluation Approaches

  • General evolution of policy project evaluations

 

Your Evaluation Project

  • Address the evaluation needs for your own project

 

Evaluation Steps and Ethical Issues

  • Review evaluation steps and discuss ethical concerns

 

Closing

  • Review and Feedback

3:45

END

 

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