What is Evaluation?
When it comes to public health programs, evaluation is a cyclical process of fine-tuning your programming to see what worked and what didn’t, to continually improve.
TCEC's Evaluation Life Cycle organizes the evaluation process by three broad categories: Planning, Data Collection, and Reporting & Analysis. Informing each step of an evaluation is its Utility and Audience: What is it being used for, and who is it affecting? Click the links under each heading to find more resources and information on each phase of the Evaluation Life Cycle.
If you are working with a Prop. 99- or 56-funded tobacco control project and need advice about an evaluation-related task, you can speak with one of our evaluation associates for individualized consultation.
To learn about the services and online resources we offer, check out these links:
- End Use Strategizing for Creating Data Collection Instruments
- Qualitative Methods
- CA Tobacco Control Evaluation Terminology
- Talk Eval to Me: Tobacco Control Evaluation Terminology
CX Indicator/Asset List (password protected)
Working with Evaluators
- Expanding Your Evaluation Team (59:25)
- Effectively Navigating the External/Internal Evaluator Relationship (1:29:31)
- Evaluation Roles
- Clarifying the Evaluator Relationship
- Professional Development
- Selecting an Evaluator
- Sample Screening Criteria
- Sample Interview Questions
- Sample Questions
- Sample Contract
- Sample Invoices
- How to Select a Good Evaluator (1:10:40)
- How to Have a Successful Relationship with Your Evaluator
- Evolving Evaluation Teams