SHADAC staff are available to help SHAP grantees refine and implement evaluation plans, to ensure the fidelity and success of SHAP-funded programs. SHADAC will also assist states in reporting HSRA benchmark data. Please contact Elizabeth Lukanen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with specific technical assistance questions.
SHADAC currently offers information on stakeholder evaluation, as part of SHAP technical assistance to grantees. The memorandum listed below offers various approaches to evaluating stakeholders through categorization of their involvement and also involving them directly for their feedback.
SHAP evaluation technical assistance memoranda to help inform program evaluation:
- Assessing Stakeholder Involvement" provides definitions, concepts and tools for the evaluation of stakeholders.
“The Impact of Outreach" describe methods of tracking impact of outreach with a specific focus on health coverage
“Logic Models for Stakeholder Communication” introduces the concept of logic models, describes their use in health program planning projects, and gives guidance on how to create a logic model tailored to your program’s needs.
In addition to on-call and personalized help, SHADAC suggests the following resources for general questions regarding the overall evaluation process.
Evaluation for the Unevaluated: Program Evaluation 101, US Dept of Health and Human Services: A self guided tutorial that gives basic information about program evaluation and why it is important. The tutorial focuses heavily on program based evaluation.
Evaluation Toolkit, W.K. Kellogg Foundation: This is a frequently cited source of information about logic models and basic evaluation design. There are two resources of interest: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide and W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook. Both resources are available in English and Spanish.
The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation, National Science Foundation: This manual has a great glossary and a detailed how-to manual. The manual focuses on program evaluation.
Electronic Resources for Evaluators: This is an online resource list that provides links to tools, resources, people and websites compiled by Catherine Callow Elwell at Utah State University.