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Evaluating Policy Interventions

9/25/2014 to 9/26/2014
When: September 25-26, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Table 100
100 Ridge Way
Flowood, Mississippi  39232
United States
Contact: Caroline R. Newkirk, MPH, CPH, CHES, CPS

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Registration and check-in will begin at 8:00 AM.

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

Evaluating Policy Interventions

September 25 – 26, 2014

Mississippi State Department of Health

Table 100, 100 Ridge Way, Flowood, MS 39232

Provided By:  Directors of Health Promotion and Education


Day 1



8:00 AM

Registration and Networking

8:30 AM


  • Welcome and introductory activities
  • Review agenda and materials



  • Changing policies, environments and systems; a competency curricula


What is Evaluation?

  • Evaluation definition, context, and comparison to research

9:50 AM

Break (15 minutes)


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

11:35 PM

LUNCH (75 minutes)


Evaluation Design

  • Evaluation purpose, types, and causal inference potential

1:50 PM

Break (15 minutes)


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



  • Review and feedback

4:30 pm






Day 2



8:00 AM

Registration and Networking

8:30 AM


  • 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 PM

Break (15 minutes)


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

11:00 PM

LUNCH (75 minutes)


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

2:00 PM

Break (15 minutes)


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



  • Review and Feedback

4:00 PM



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