Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Introduction to Policy Evaluation in Public Health

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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The two-hour online Introduction to Policy Evaluation in Public Health course, designed for public health practitioners, introduces the learner to the use of policy evaluation in public health and provides specific instruction on applying evaluation methods throughout a policy process. Instructional content describes what “policy evaluation” is and will enable the learner to have a better understanding of how to apply the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Evaluation Framework to conduct an evaluation of adopted policies that may impact public health.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

Reviewers say, "This is a very comprehensive training program on how to conduct evaluations."


What You'll Learn

  • Describe CDC’s definition of “policy”.
  • Identify elements of the policy process.
  • Define policy evaluation.
  • Describe considerations that distinguish policy evaluation from program evaluation.

Competency Terms

Policy Development & Support
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
Policy, Program, & Service Development
Communication Skills
Written & Oral Communication
Information Dissemination
Cultural Competency Skills
Cultural Influence on Policies, Programs, & Services
Policy, Program, & Service Impacts

Related Occupations

Department/Bureau Director
Deputy Director
Health Educator
Health Officer
Medical Examiner
Other - Schools
Other Management & Leadership
Program Director
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Information Specialist/Officer
Public Health Manager/Program Manager
Social Services Counselor
Social Worker
Student - Professional & Scientific

Related Job Tasks

Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
Analyze & Interpret data