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Introduction to Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Maternal and Child Health: Session Four -- Outcome Evaluation

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Francoise Grossmann, RN, MPH. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.


This session discusses the importance of outcome evaluation in establishing a causal link between an intervention and observed results. The first part of this session focuses on identifying proper outcome measures; the second part focuses on the different types of evaluation designs. Participants get to formulate outcome evaluation questions and identify an evaluation design for the Child Wellness Program.

Learning Objectives

• Define the purpose of outcome evaluation.

• Identify and formulate outcome evaluation questions.

• Identify selection of evaluation designs.

• Describe most common bias to internal validity.

• Apply knowledge to identify and formulate outcome evaluation questions for the Child Wellness Program.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $225,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.