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

Paperback | April 16, 2008

byFannie Fonseca-Becker, Amy L. Boore

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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.

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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, fro...

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Community Health Care's O-Process for EvaluationFannie Fonseca-Becker, MPH, Dr.PH, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public HealthAmy L. Boore, MPH, PhD, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public HealthWith so much competition for funding, nonprofit and community health care organizations have a pressing need to de...

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.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 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)