Assessment, program planning, and evaluation in population-based public health practice

Linda Olson Keller, Marjorie A. Schaffer, Betty Lia-Hoagberg, Susan Strohschein

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Public health practitioners in Minnesota developed and implemented a population-based public health practice model for community assessment, program planning, and evaluation. The ultimate goal of this process is improvement in population health. Major challenges to the implementation of a population-based model are addressed through the use of a theory of action; interventions at community, systems, and individual levels; and intermediate evaluation indicators. Examples of resulting changes in public health practice are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-43
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • Community assessment
  • Population based
  • Program evaluation
  • Program planning
  • Public health practice

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