Community Health Care's O-Process for Evaluation

A Participatory Approach for Increasing Sustainability

Authors: Fonseca-Becker, Fannie, Boore, Amy L.

  • Introduces a basic method for conducting an internal evaluation, rather than hiring an external evaluator
  • Includes checklists and worksheets to assist in steps of the O-Process
  • Practical, step-by-step guide for using evaluation to strengthen your public health program
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About this book

Community Health Care’s O-Process for Evaluation

Fannie Fonseca-Becker, MPH, Dr.PH, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Amy L. Boore, MPH, PhD, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

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.

Administrators in 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 authors

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.

Reviews

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)


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eBook $54.99
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Softcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community Health Care's O-Process for Evaluation
Book Subtitle
A Participatory Approach for Increasing Sustainability
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77377-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77377-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-77376-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 160
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