Measuring and Tracking Education Program Implementation: The Minnesota Heart Health Program Experience

John R Finnegan, David M. Murray, Candace Kurth, Pamela Mccarthy

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Abstract

In an overall framework uniting program planning and evaluation, process evaluation can assist community-based health promotion programs in establishing participation objectives, monitoring their achievement and the quality of interventions used, and translating these into useful information for managing and developing programs. This research reports on efforts by the Minnesota Heart Health Program to develop a system that permitted tracking educational program contacts, its implementation, and its use to make management decisions about program activities. The system was devel oped as part of a planning and evaluation framework with specific criteria for developing and tracking educational programs drawn from the social-learning literature. Over all, the system helped to make participation objectives more concrete, aided decision making about allocation of personnel and material resources, and encouraged the development of innovative programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-90
Number of pages14
JournalHealth Education & Behavior
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1989

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