Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Public Health Programs

Nafisa Halim, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Global Health, BUSPH

Online 20 Hours Begins July 6, 2020 Registration Closed

Program Description

Process and impact evaluation is critical to the advancement of public health knowledge, offering insights into what interventions work and why. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to different approaches and methods for conducting scientific and rigorous evaluations of public health programs.

Through self-paced lectures, discussions, and individual work, participants will develop skills to conduct evaluations of public health programs to inform policy. Working in small groups, participants will develop a realistic mixed-methods evaluation plan inclusive of a stakeholder analysis, logic model, study design, indicators and instruments, and dissemination strategy.


Participants will learn to:

  • Articulate the value of program process and outcome evaluations;
  • Describe the strengths and weaknesses of various methods for monitoring and evaluating public health programs;
  • Critique existing public health evaluations;
  • Develop a full monitoring and evaluation plan with context appropriate methods for a public health program.

Intended Audience

Public health programs practitioners, implementers or evaluators working in the domestic or global health context

Required knowledge/pre-requisites

A background in a science, engineering, mathematics or health discipline

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Program Details

Online 20 Hours Begins July 6, 2020 Registration Closed

July 6 – August 14 (5 weeks, expect roughly 4 hours per week)
- Self-paced lectures
- Assignments and quizzes
- Weekly 1 hour live session office hours (optional)