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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

Evaluation Toolkit


The Evaluation Toolkit is designed to help user locate resources to assist in documenting and achieving measurable health outcomes. It consists of three components:

  1. An Evaluation Primer that explains the basics of public health evaluations.
  2. A list of Key Resources for use in the development of evaluations.
  3. A Choose and Use Guide for quickly accessing current evaluations and guides for use as promising practices.

Key Resources


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Other overviews, alphabetical by author:

Choose and Use Guide

The MCH Digital 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.

Evaluation Toolkit (July 2013). (Updated: March 2020).

Author: John Richards, M.A., AITP, MCH Digital Library
Reviewers: MCHB Evaluation Coordinating Committee, with guidance from James Resnick, M.H.S., U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and Lisa Wright-Solomon, MCHB; Holly Grason, M.S., Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Deborah Perry, Ph.D., Georgetown Center for Child and Human Development; Olivia Pickett, M.L.S., M.A., MCH Digital Library
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Digital Library

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 U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. 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.