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Author Fonseca-Becker, Fannie.
Title Community health care's O-process for evaluation : a participatory approach for increasing sustainability / Fannie Fonseca-Becker, Amy L. Boore.
Imprint New York, NY : Springer, 2008.

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Author Fonseca-Becker, Fannie.
Subject Community health services -- Evaluation.
Community Health Services -- organization & administration.
Program Evaluation.
Alt Name Boore, Amy L.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 160 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Observe & assess program needs -- Operationalize the evaluation plan -- Obtain data -- Organize & analyze data -- Outputs & outcomes -- Appendix 1: Data collection tools. In-depth interviews ; Group interviews ; Case studies ; Surveys ; End of session questionnaires & pre/post tests -- Appendix 2: Worksheets. Defining the problem ; Prioritizing objectives & indicators ; Developing a conceptual framework ; Informed consent ; Summary table: Data sources, collection and storage.
Summary With so much competition for funding, nonprofit and community health care organizations have a pressing need to demonstrate their effectiveness in serving the public, and to communicate those findings with greater transparency. Community Health Care's O-Process for Evaluation offers step-by-step assistance in achieving these goals, from determining areas for assessment to disseminating the results. The steps - observe the program's needs, operationalize the evaluation plan, obtain and organize reliable data, and report on outputs and outcomes - can be conducted in-house or adapted for use with outsiders, laying a solid foundation for a cycle of continuous evaluation and continued improvement for long-term sustainability. The O-Process method offers expert guidance, decision by decision: (1) Assessment essentials: matching the type of evaluation to a program's needs; (2) Planning and follow-through: goals, objectives, methodologies, team-building; (3) Data collection: qualitative versus quantitative methods; (4) The basics of data analysis and interpretation; (4) Presenting findings: from creating graphs to targeting the audience; and (5) a kit of reproducible data collection tools and worksheets. Administrators in community health care face a variety of concerns: ensuring that objectives are met, making the best use of funds and staff, and communicating the validity of their programs. With the support of Community Health Care's O-Process for Evaluation, more time is available for their most important job: providing health care to the underserved.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780387773773
9780387773766 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0387773762 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 261324767
Additional Format Print version: Fonseca-Becker, Fannie. Community health care's O-process for evaluation. New York, NY : Springer, 2008 9780387773766 (DLC) 2008921356 (OCoLC)191752789

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