The Evaluation Toolkit is designed to help user locate resources to assist in documenting and achieving measurable health outcomes. It consists of three components:
Most recent overviews
U.S. Government Accountability Office. (2012). Designing Evaluations: 2012 Revision.
Community Toolbox (2010 update). Evaluating Community Programs and Initiatives (Chapter 36: Introduction to Evaluation).
Other overviews, alphabetical by author:
American Evaluation Association (2004 update). Guiding Principles for Evaluators.
Academy Health (2002). Does X Really Cause Y?
Association for the Study and Development of Community (2001). Principles for Evaluating Comprehensive Community Initiatives.
Center for Global Development (2006). When Will We Ever Learn: Improving Lives through Impact Evaluation.
Lazenbatt A. (2002). The Evaluation Handbook for Health Professionals.
National Science Foundation (2002). The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation.
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (ca. 2001). Outline of Principles of Impact Evaluation.
Partnership for Environmental Public Health (2010). Evaluation Metrics Manual: Chapter 7: Evaluation.
Urban Institute (ca. 1995). Evaluation Strategies for Human Services Programs: A Guide for Policymakers and Providers.
Urban Institute (2006). Outcome Monitoring: Building a Common Outcome Framework to Measure Non-Profit Performance.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation (1998). Evaluation Handbook.
The MCH Library has collected over 1,000 documents that focus on evaluation, many of which were funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). We have chosen over 200 of the best and most recent documents for inclusion in this guide.
Use this Choose and Use guide to narrow your search in finding materials most suited for your needs.
Note: checking more boxes below narrows your search. If your search finds "no records," try another search with fewer boxes checked.
You can also use the simple search box below to search by a topical keyword that you don't see above (e.g., a specific state, organization, or health initiative).