Community Health Care's O-Process for Evaluation: A Participatory Approach for Increasing Sustainability by Fannie Fonseca-Becker

Community Health Care's O-Process for Evaluation: A Participatory Approach for Increasing…

byFannie Fonseca-Becker, Amy L. Boore

Paperback | April 16, 2008

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With so much competition for funding, nonprofit and community health care organizations have a pressing need to demonstrate their effectiveness in serving the public, and to communicate those findings with greater transparency. Community Health Care's O-Process for Evaluation offers step-by-step assistance in achieving these goals, from determining areas for assessment to disseminating the results. The steps-observe the program's needs, operationalize the evaluation plan, obtain and organize reliable data, and report on outputs and outcomes-can be conducted in-house or adapted for use with outsiders, laying a solid foundation for a cycle of continuous evaluation and continued improvement for long-term sustainability. The O-Process method offers expert guidance, decision by decision: Assessment essentials: matching the type of evaluation to a program's needs. Planning and follow-through: goals, objectives, methodologies, team-building. Data collection: qualitative versus quantitative methods. The basics of data analysis and interpretation. Presenting findings: from creating graphs to targeting the audience. PLUS a kit of reproducible data collection tools and worksheets. Administratorsin community health care face a variety of concerns: ensuring that objectives are met, making the best use of funds and staff, and communicating the validity of their programs. With the support of Community Health Care's O-Process for Evaluation, more time is available for their most important job: providing health care to the underserved.

About The Author

Fannie Fonseca-Becker is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is Director of the Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Scholars Program, a collaboration with Johns Hopkins to train community health organizations in program evaluation.

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Title:Community Health Care's O-Process for Evaluation: A Participatory Approach for Increasing…Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:April 16, 2008Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387773762

ISBN - 13:9780387773766

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Table of Contents

Foreword.- Introduction.- Observe and Assess Program Needs.- Operationalize the Evaluation Plan.- Obtain Data.- Organize and Analyze Data.- Outputs and Outcomes.- References.- Appendix 1: Data Collection Tools.- Appendix 2: Worksheets.

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From the reviews:"This very brief overview of program planning and evaluation presents the authors' model for designing, implementing, and evaluating a health program. . The audience includes healthcare organizations or community boards that are developing or already have health programs. . The book includes multiple bulleted points, highlighted key points, and appendixes that contain templates for data collection." (Michele Issel, Doody's Review Service, November, 2008)