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Program Development and Evaluation for HIV MSM Population

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Program Development and Evaluation

The proposed program is intended for, and targets the students of both secondary and tertiary institutions. The program is known as "MSM Initiative for Colleges." "

The ability of this program to use ICT as a way of helping the aggregate is one important technique that will give the program a new edge. This is to help develop an effective combination of avoidance intervention that will be able to deliver BCC-behavioral change in communication. These behavioral changes in communication can be in the form of products, services, messages, as well as referrals, as a way of promoting and improving the use of condoms and condom-compatible lubricants, HIV tests, reporting cases of violence, and using complementary services. This inventive online 'cyber educator' MSM intervention, virtually provides a one-on-one HIV and BCC counseling, and test referrals (Adams, Klindera, Walsh, & Wold, 2014).

Interventions for the Aggregate

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References

Adam, D., kinder., K., Walsh, C.S., & Wold, R.C (2014), November 14). Innovative programmatic approaches to HIV prevention and care services for gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons using information and communication technology (ICT). Digital Culture & Education (DCE). Retrieved from Digital Culture and Education: http://www.digitalcultureandeducation.com/uncategorized/v6_i3_editorial_html/

Cohen, L. M., & Gelbrich, J. (2015, October 16). Sample Educational Philosophy Statements . Retrieved from Oregun State University: http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/ed416/sample.html

PEPFAR (2011).Technical Guidance on Combination HIV Prevention. The U.S. President's Emergency plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
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Program Improvement in Order to Effectively Assess

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Program Improvement

In order to effectively assess the overall efficacy of a program, managers constantly engage in an informal form of evaluation which is based on factors such as the satisfaction of its participants and the efficiency of its delivery. While these instinctual processes of gauging a program's utility are beneficial to a certain extent, a more systemized methodology is necessary to fully evaluate the complex relationship between the processes used and the outcomes produced by a particular program. The field of program evaluation, developed by researchers to conclusively determine implementation objectives and participant outcome objectives for program managers, is defined as "a systematic method for collecting, analyzing, and using information to answer basic questions about a program & #8230; and to ensure that those answers are supported by evidence" (Administration for Children and Families, 2010). A thoroughly designed program evaluation utilizes "a structured and consistent method of collecting and…… [Read More]

References

Administration for Children and Families. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (2010). The program manager's guide to evaluation second edition. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/other_resrch/pm_guide_eval/reports/pmguide/program_managers_guide_to_eval2010.pdf

Lewin, K. (1946), Action Research and Minority Problems. Journal of Social Issues, 2(4): 34-46. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.1946.tb02295.x

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. (2008). Handbook of action research: Participative inquiry and practice. (2nd ed.). London: Sage.
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Program Implementation in Phoenix

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program proposal like this would require an amount of $700,000. There would be at least three main positions: a field manager, an accountant, and a grant coordinator to ask the government to fund such a program. It would be centered in a city close to the southern border like the city of Phoenix. Law enforcement considers Phoenix, in recent years, to be a major distribution center for human smuggling and narcotics activity operations. This is due to the city's close proximity to the border between the U.S. and Mexico. In fact, the American government considers Phoenix to be the "Kidnapping Capital" within the U.S. with Mexico City being a close second. Therefore, the program will focus on observations and lookouts to determine if criminal activities are taking place within Phoenix. The people responsible for such criminal activity are known to wear police insignias, are dressed in tactical gear, and are…… [Read More]

References

Maxfield, M., & Babbie, E. (2014). Research methods for criminal justice and criminology (7th ed.). Belmont, Calif.: Cengage Learning.

Orr, S. (2013). Environmental policymaking and stakeholder collaboration (p. 73). CRC Press.

Wong, K., Meadows, L., Webb, F., & Young, S. (2013). The development and year one implementation of the Local Justice Reinvestment Pilot. Ministry Of Justice, 1. Retrieved from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-development-and-year-one-implementation-of-the-local-justice-reinvestment-pilot
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Practice Evaluation

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Program Evaluation

EVALUATING A POGAM

Evaluation of a project or program plays an important role in future funding or accreditation of the program and also lends credibility to the service provided. When an organization launches a new program especially in the non-profit sector, it usually requires funding from various sources and needs to attract more people to the program to make it successful, for this purpose it must adopt a sound evaluation process. The evaluation report familiarizes the public with the objectives of the program, the goals it has achieved so far and the time frame in which it hopes to achieve further objectives. Carter McNamara explains what program evaluation is and what is its main purpose:

Program evaluation is carefully collecting information about a program or some aspect of a program in order to make necessary decisions about the program. Program evaluation can include any or a variety of…… [Read More]

References

Feins, J.D.; J.C. Epstein; and, R. Widom (1997), Solving Crime Problems in Residential Neighborhoods: Comprehensive Changes in Design, Management, and Use. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.

Peterson, Ruth D., Lauren J. Krivo; and, Mark A. Harris. "Disadvantage and Neighborhood Violent Crime: Do Local Institutions Matter?" Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. 37:1,31-63.

Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Basic Guide to Program Evaluation, 1999

E. Erin Artigiani, Hotspot Communities Initiative, Center for Substance Abuse Research University of Maryland, College Park, 2001
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Program Proposal and Evaluation Plan

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This in turn adds more pressures on the Australian social and economic structure, making diabetes the seventh most fatal disease in the country. The diagram below proves that fact.

Diabetes deaths, 1984-2004

Objectives:

The main objective of this research included:

An increase in the consumption of fruits and vegetables amongst the sample within the six months allotted for the program. The percentage aimed at was at least 80%

To record decrease in the overall body mass and weight of the participants within six months

To record increase in the overall physical activities of the participants within six months, either through engaging in riding or running (National Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults 1999)

To follow up on the research and make sure that the participants are doing well and still implementing what they learned in the program

Strategies for the Friends with Diabetes Program, Derived From the Ottawa Charter for Health…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006, Diabetes in Australia: A snapshot, 2004-05,

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2009, National Health Survey: Summary of results, 2007-2008,

City of Onkaparinga 2006, Individual incomes, 2006,

City of Onkaparinga 2006, SEIFA index of disadvantage,
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Program Planning Drafting Purchase Requirements and Specifications

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Program planning (Drafting purchase requirements and specifications)

- Evaluation of RPQs and RFPs

Contract management (monitoring & control)

Exhibit I- Consumption-based purchase planning

Procurement Planning

This paper has three main parts. Part one describes the process of purchase planning and the method through which medium and large organizations conduct purchase planning. Part two of the paper analyzes the main purposes of a procurement plan. The main purpose of a procurement plan is to integrate the procurement activities with the business and strategic level goals of the firm. It also enhances the competitive cost positioning of the firm and increases the level of coordination between different stakeholders in the supply chain of the firm. Part three of the paper analyzes three main components of a procurement plan. The last part of this paper presents the conclusion and recommendations aimed at improving the performance of procurement management.

Introduction

usinesses engage in planning…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Anderson, Matthew G., and Paul B. Katz. 1998. "Strategic sourcing." The International Journal of Logistics Management 9:1-13.

Arshinder, Arun Kanda, and S.G. Deshmukh. 2008. "Supply chain coordination: perspectives, empirical studies and research directions." International Journal of Production Economics 115: 316-35.

Kraljic, Peter. 1083. "Purchasing must become supply management." Harvard business review 61: 109-117.

Porter, Michael E. 1986. Changing patterns of international competition. University of California.
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Program Development the Program That

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So, in those regards the curriculum is slowly catching up with the times. Personally, I would like to see additions such as a playing of the movie, "The Business of Being Born" at one of the sessions or as homework.

The second way that the curriculum should change within the next three years is to begin allowing more nurses to become certified teachers. Currently, it is easier for a parent to become a coach than it is for a nurse. The reason, according to Bradley, is that the parents have direct experience, whereas nurses only have book-related experience. In fact, Bradley does offer the option for nurses to become a teacher, but additional reading and exam requirements must be met.

Personally, I find it to be in the best interest of Bradley to offer their curriculum with open arms to nurses for one simple reason: the more nurses who know…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Halfon, Saul (2010). Encountering Birth: Negotiating Expertise, Networks, and My STS Self. Science as Culture, 19(1), 61-77.

Hathaway, Marjie; et al. (2007). The Bradley Method Student Workbook. American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth.

Lake, Rikki (2008). The Business of Being Born. Barranca Productions.

Lieberman, Adrienne (1992). Easing Labor Pain: The Complete Guide to a More Comfortable and Rewarding Birth. The Harvard Common Press, Boston.
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Integrate Evaluation Techniques in Your Daily Work

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integrate evaluation techniques in your daily work routine to improve your job performance? (Answer taken from PDF uploaded - Program_Evaluation_-_Overview_and_Definitions_PowerPoint)

Gredler explains that evaluation is the structural accumulation of any and knowledge that helps to make informed and profitable choices and corporate decisions M.B. Dignan further adds that all basic evaluations are procedural assessments of the results and overall functionality of any and all programs. P.D. Sarvela and a colleague R.J. Mcdermott gave a more detailed explanation in 'Health Education Evaluation and Measurement' by saying that basic evaluation was the utilization of a number of processes that were used to understand and decipher if a program had been functionalized in accordance to the aim with which it was created. Hence, basic assessment of a program is to highlight whether or not the program was able to practically attain the objectives it had originally theoretically set. Research procedures on the other…… [Read More]

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L E A D Evaluation Legal Enrichment and

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) during the evaluation. This interaction could have plausibly influence responses and skewed the results. The comparison was used to demonstrate student growth in knowledge and attitude during the course.

The authors' position is that, "overall," the four goals of program were met. In support they report that 79% of the time students who participated in the program correctly identifying illegal acts, reasons for laws, and components of the legal system. They assert that information from the student focus groups and interviews indicated that many students seemed to understand the main "message" of the Project L.E.A.D. program: it was important to do the right thing and that there are consequences to bad decisions. They further reported that the project survey items suggest that tolerance and appreciation of diversity was an area with great need for intervention as many students were likely to report being teased by peers and the program…… [Read More]

References

Chi, B. & Middaugh, E., (2005). Project L.E.A.D. (legal enrichment and decision making) program evaluation 2002-2004. Office of the distrist attoney, county of los angeles. Retrieved June 24, 2010, from: http://da.lacounty.gov/pdf/LEAD_Final_Report.pdf
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Adult Literacy Educational Program Design

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" (Purcell-Gates, Degener, and Jacobson, 1998)

Activities in the classroom that use generative themes derived from the adult learner's lives "have been seen to facilitate their acquisition of literacy." (Friere, 1992; as cited in: Purcell-Gates, Degener, and Jacobson, 1998) According to Purcell-Gates, Degener, and Jacobson (1998) the use of "life-context-specific materials and activities in adult literacy programs is supported by research that documents the powerful role of context in learning." Stated as an example is "...workplace literacy programs teach literacy skills as they are needed within specific work contexts. Compared to programs that concentrated more on 'genera' literacy, adult programs that incorporated job-related materials were associated with larger increases in both job-related and general literacy." (Purcell-Gates, Degener, and Jacobson, 1998) However, it is noted that other studies state findings that "much of the growth made by participants in general literacy programs is likely to be lost if recently learned skills…… [Read More]

References

Basic Reading Skills - Adult Literacy Supplemental Assessment (2009) National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL). National Center for Education Statistics. Online available at  http://nces.ed.gov/naal/alsa.asp 

Ways to Get Involved (2009) ProLiteracy. Online available at http://www.proliteracy.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=499

Issues in Literacy (2009) SIL International. Online available at http://www.sil.org/literacy/issues.htm

Britt, Robert Roy (2009) 14% of U.S. Adults Can't Read. Live Science. 10 Jan 2009. Online available at http://www.livescience.com/culture/090110-illiterate-adults.html
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Higher Edu Program Eval Higher

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Does your District support an area-wide network?

18. What types of operating systems are used with your school's LAN[s]? (i.e. Novell, Windows NT, AppleShare/Macintosh / Other)

19. Has your school adopted an Acceptable Use Policy?

20. For each group below please stated the number of accounts provided by your school district to the different user groups and the particular services provided:

Dialup Internet Individual

Access E-Mail

Teachers

Students

Administrators

Local Patrons

Parents

21. What three instructional technology support services are not adequately provided for in your school? (Example: maintaining a LAN, setting up desktop computers, provision of training for computers, software installation on a file server, provision of a help-desk for teachers and students)

The following labeled Figure 1.0 and Figure 2.0 are examples of technology surveys stated in the work entitled An Educator's Guide to Evaluating The Use of Technology in Schools and Classrooms (1998):

Statistical Methodology

Statistical methodology…… [Read More]

References

The American Association of Community Colleges 1988 Report: Building Communities: A Vision for a New Century Online available at http://ww.aacc.nche.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ResourceCenter/Projects_Partnerships / Current/NewExpeditions/1988Report/77Recommendations.htm.

S.2969 Title: A bill to provide for improvement of Federal education research, statistics, evaluation, information, and dissemination, and for other purposes. Online available at http://search.hp.netscape.com/hp/boomframe.jsp?query=statistical+evaluati on+of+educational+provisions&page=1&offset=0&result_url=redir% 3 Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26requestId%3D39e87bb149697907%26clickedItemRank%3D8%26userQuery%3Dstatistical%2Bevaluation%2Bof%2Beducational%2Bprovisions%26clickedItemURN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fthomas.loc.gov%252Fcgi-bin%252Fbdquery%252Fz%253Fd107%253AS N02969%253A%254 0%2540%2540D%2526summ2%253Dm%2526%26invoc ation Type3D-26fromPage%3DHPResults%26amp%3BampTest%3D1&remove_url=http%3A %2F %2Fthomas.l oc.gov %2Fcgi-bin%2Fbdquery%2Fz%2 53Fd107%3ASN 02969% A%2540%2540%2540D%2526summ2%253Dm%2526.

An Educator's Guide to Evaluating The Use of Technology in Schools and Classrooms (1998) December Online available at http://www.ed.gov/pubs/EdTechGuide/index.html.

Higher Education Program Evaluation
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Life Skills Programs in Nonprofit Organizations

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New Faith Family Center

Of the many programs and services offered by The Capital City escue Mission the one program that I would like to focus on is The New Faith Family Center. This program is a yearlong residential, transitional program consisting of four phases to help up to 35 women and their children change old patterns and transform their lives. Women and children are welcomed in an atmosphere that reflects the love of Christ. Every Family is provided with a comfortable apartment while they focus on life changes. This program includes: Educational/Career development, Employment readiness, Counseling, Life skills/Addiction ecovery, Parenting skills / Anger management, Health Care and Child care. The program uses data and performance measurement tools to evaluate and improve the regional systematic and programmatic responses to individual and family homelessness, unemployment and overall need for assistance. The program also teaches individuals and families the skills to survive…… [Read More]

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Calysn, R.J., Morse, G.A., Klinkenberg, W.D., Yonker, R.D., & Trusty, M.L. (2002). Moderators and mediators of client satisfaction in case management programs for clients with severe mental illness. Mental Health Services Research, 4(4), 267 -- 275.

Royse, D., Thyer, B.A., & Padgett, D.K. (2009). Program evaluation: An introduction. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

Sullivan, G., Burnam, A., Koegel, P., & Hollenberg, J. (2000). Quality of life of homeless persons with mental illness: Results from the course-of-homelessness study. Psychiatric Services, 51(9), 1135 -- 1141.

Helfrich, CA & Fogg, LF (2007) Outcomes of a Life Skills Intervention for Homeless
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New Jersey Childsupport Program New Jersey Childsupport

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New Jersey ChildSupport Program

New Jersey ChildSupport

Children of immigrant parents who do not have papers that authorize residency in the United States are vulnerable to losing support or receiving support erratically. In 2007, the Office of Immigration Statistics under the Department of Homeland Security estimated that over 11.8 million unauthorized immigrants were residing in the United States. American courts are increasingly confronting cases involving the custody of children where one of the parents is undocumented. This proposal is to establish an program that will function as an ombudsman to mixed-status divorced or unmarried parents for the purpose of establishing and maintaining child support payments. The program is adjunct to the New Jersey ChildSupport agency.

It is the intention of the program to support the work of ChildSupport by focusing on a segment of their target population that has proven hard to identify and hard to serve. By establishing an…… [Read More]

References

Harrell, A. (1996). Evaluation strategies for human services programs: A guide for policymakers and providers. Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute.

McFarland, M.L. And Spangler, E.M. (2008). A parent's undocumented immigration status should not be considered under the best interest of the child standard. William Mitchell Law Review, 35.

Rennekamp, R. And Jacobs, C. (2001). Program Design. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service

____. (2012). National Center for Children in Poverty. Mailman School of Public Health. New York, NY: Columbia University. Retrieved  http://www.nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html
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Healthcare Program Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program Goal

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Healthcare Program

Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program

Program goal

Recognizing the tremendous commitment and sacrifices our veterans have made to serve our country, the Jonas Center is committed to do our part to support improved healthcare for this population (Jonas Center, N.d.).

The Jonas Center's vision is to foster new partnerships that help improve veterans' healthcare through nursing and we welcome all contributions to support our efforts.

• Program scope

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Jonas Center will support scholarships for 54 nurses to be trained at the doctoral level (PhD and DNP) on veteran-specific healthcare needs, ranging from clinical to policy to administration to education, to help ensure our veterans are receiving the best possible care. Scholar's research projects will be focused on priority veterans' healthcare need (as identified by the hite House and Veterans Administration).

• Program audience

Students, veterans, and the general public.

• Program background…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Jonas Center. (N.d.). History. Retrieved from Jonas Center:  http://www.jonascenter.org/who-we-are/history 

Jonas Center. (N.d.). Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program. Retrieved from Jonas Center:  http://www.jonascenter.org/program-areas/scholars/jonas-veterans-healthcare-program
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D A R E Program Teaches Kids How to Recognize

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D.A.R.E. program teaches kids how to recognize and resist the direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drugs. Did you or anyone you know go through the D.A.R.E. curriculum? hat do you have to say about the program? ould you like to see the D.A.R.E. program continued in our nation's schools? hy or why not?

(Drug Abuse Resistance Education) administers a school-based substance abuse, gang, and violence prevention program in 75% of U.S. school districts and in 48 countries (as of 2013); since 1983, 70,000 police officers have taught the D.A.R.E. program to over 200 million K-12 students worldwide -- approximately 114 million in the United States alone (ProCon, N.d.). The effectiveness of the program is a heavily debated subject. There is more evidence, peer-reviewed studies, which point to the program being effective in reducing the number of youth involved in drug…… [Read More]

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Gorman, D., & Huber, C. (2009). The Social Construction of "Evidence-Based" Drug Prevention Programs. Social Sciences, 396-414.

ProCon. (N.d.). Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)? Retrieved from ProCon:  http://dare.procon.org/ 

Riskind, J. (2002, June 30). Programs cost soars past $1 billion with little accounting. Retrieved from The Center for Educational Research & Development: http://www.cerd.org/press/d-a-r-e-s-programs-cost-soars-past-1-billion-with-little-accounting

Sloboda, Z., Stephens, R., Stephens, P., Grey, S., Teasdale, B., Hawthorne, R., . . . Marquette, J. (2009). The Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Study: A randomized field trial of a universal substance abuse prevention program. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 1-10. Retrieved from Drug and Alchohol Dependence.
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How to Correctly Evaluate a Social Program

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Bedford Mountain Parenting Program

If this was the first run of Martiza's program and you conducted a formative evaluation, what would you expect the evaluation to reveal? How would this help Maritza's program? The objective evaluation of Martiza's program, first of all, should reveal to her how the program stacks up based on her original goals and against a standard for this type of social service. It should reveal gaps in service that she hadn't thought about, and both strengths and weaknesses of her program. The formative evaluation should reveal exactly what glitches there are in the program, what "breakdowns, lengthy delays, and departures from the program design" that are hampering process and success. What are the precise services and to whom are those services directed? This is one of the salient questions, so Martiza's program will answer those questions in a formative evaluation.

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Project Management and the Goal of Evaluation

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personal experience with program management is that the program manager has to interact with the project manager and communicate with him so that the two are coordinated in pursuing the same overall goals -- otherwise there will be lost time and wasted opportunities to actually build on and improve the system that they are tasked with upgrading and developing. Communication is the key issue in this relationship and it cannot be stressed enough that goals are outlined and clear to all and that every member within the program management team be aware of these goals and how they impact a very complex project that requires systematic overhaul.

eading Establishing Health Care Quality as a National Priority has helped to clarify my project design by reminding me of how important it is to provide quality care to the public and how important strong leadership is in that process. As the report…… [Read More]

References

AHRQ. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.hcqualitycommission.gov/final/chap04.html

OPRE. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/research/project/the-program-managers-guide-to-evaluation
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Impact Evaluation and Accountability

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Health Care -- Impact Evaluation and Accountability

Accountability to stakeholders should be an integral aspect of any health-related government program. This is achieved by systematic and objective assessment of how a program's effectiveness, evaluation normally involves measuring and documenting a program's effectiveness; calculating a program's outcomes; documenting a program's execution and cost effectiveness; strengthening a program's impact. In the case of health-related government programs, the stakeholders to whom accountability is owed typically are those served by the program, those conducting the program, and those who will use evaluation findings to make decisions about the program. The importance of evaluations for accountability is underscored by the resources provided by state and federal governments for ongoing evaluations to ensure ongoing accountability to all stakeholders. Evaluation for the purpose of accountability can assist stakeholders and specifically those in charge of the programs in a number of ways, all of which in program continuation,…… [Read More]

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Chatterji, M. (2008, Jan/Feb). Synthesizing evidence from impact evaluations in education to inform action. Retrieved on December 2, 2012 from search.proquest.com Web site:  http://search.proquest.com/docview/216902584/13AC6E704D753569CAD/1?accountid=28844 

MacDonald, G., Starr, G., Schooley, M., Yee, S.L., Klimowski, K., & Turner, K. (2001, November). Introduction to program evaluation for comprehensive tobacco control programs. Retrieved on December 2, 2012 from www.cdc.gov Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/tobacco_control_programs/surveillance_evaluation/evaluation_manual/pdfs/evaluation.pdf

Main State Legislature. (2009, January 2). OPEGA Home. Retrieved on December 2, 2012 from www.main.gov Web site: http://www.maine.gov/legis/opega/index.htm

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2011, November 10). Program Evaluation - DASH - Resources/HealthyYouth. Retrieved on December 2, 2012 from www.cdc.gov Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/evaluation/resources.htm
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Health Care Introduction to Evaluation Research Evaluation

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Health Care

Introduction to Evaluation Research

Evaluation Research is a vital aspect of organizational and program establishment and development. Used extensively across multiple industries, Evaluation Research encompasses dozens of methods, some of which overlap and/or encompass other methods. Though the methods vary, they ideally share the common characteristics of good basic research, systematic processes, data collection to increase knowledge, enhancement of decision making, and practical use of evaluation findings. In addition, despite the variations of methods, there are basic steps that can be followed in order to conduct an effective evaluation of an organization or program.

Evaluation Research "Snapshot"

Evaluation Research has been variously defined as a unique method of applied/action research, a social applied/action research method of evaluation, or a unique method of assessing programs (Powell, 2006). These definitions apparently depend on the focus of the definer. However, regardless of the definition, all Evaluation Research apparently has common elements:…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Center for Disease Control. (2011, November 10). Healthy youth: Program evaluation. Retrieved on October 21, 2012 from www.cdc.gov Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/evaluation/resources.htm

Powell, R.R. (2006, Summer). Evaluation research: An overview. Retrieved on October 21, 2012 from search.proquest.com Web site:  http://search.proquest.com/docview/220455507/139E976709F239B2F98/1?accountid=28844 

Scriven, M. (1991). Evaluation Thesaurus, 4th Ed. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
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Tailoring and Planning Evaluation

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Health Care -- Tailoring and Planning Evaluation - Rewrite

The required readings for this course provide definitions and parameters for several types of evaluation. Review of those readings supports the use of the "learning process" and "process evaluation" for the orld Health Organization's Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI). Planning and conducting the evaluation entails three key phases and the assistance of multiple stakeholders to ensure the effectiveness of the evaluation.

The type of evaluation that you would conduct as discussed by Powell (2006). hat phases would your evaluation entail?

The TFI is logically classified as a developmental program and its interests are apparently best served by the "learning process" approach (Aubel, 1995, p. 13). hat is more, the TFI's worldwide practices, at times borrowing from older, established tobacco control programs in its member countries, warrant "process evaluation" (Anonymous, Common conceptual and methodological frameworks - Powerpoint presentation, n.d.), defined by Powell as…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Anonymous. (n.d.). Common conceptual and methodological frameworks - Powerpoint presentation.

Aubel, J. (1995, June). Participatory program evaluation. A manual for involving program stakeholders in the evaluation process. Retrieved on December 21, 2012 from www.ericed.gov Web site: http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED421509.pdf

Metcalfe, S.A., Aitken, M., & Gaff, C.L. (2008, February 5). The importance of program evaluation: How can it be applied to diverse genetics education settings? Retrieved on December 21, 2012 from search.proquest.com Web site:  http://search.proquest.com/docview/218662059/13AAD2917351A1A1F1C/1?accountid=28844 

Powell, R.R. (2006, Summer). Evaluation research: An overview. Retrieved on December 21, 2012 from search.proquest.com Web site:  http://search.proquest.com/docview/220455507/139E976709F239B2F98/1?accountid=28844
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Policy Evaluation

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Policy Evaluation of the Non-Experimental Evaluation Design Approach in Education

A program can be described as a set of activities that are coordinated and run in tandem over a significant period, and aimed at delivering a specified outcome to a client/s. The terms: policy, strategy, initiative, intervention and project are often interchangeably used with the word program. Programs are discrete funded activities that are different from the usual daily operations and activities. These sets of activities are designed to achieve specific objectives within provided timeframes and resource allocation. Regular core business operations and activities are typically outside the scope of programs.

The systematic evaluation of the value/worth of an item (abstract or concrete) is called evaluation (Trochim, 2006). Evaluation is intensive, systematic, objective and rigorous. It draws judgments about the effects and merits of a program. The policy discussed here gives direction for evaluation of programs. This policy is intended…… [Read More]

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Human Resources HRD Development Program

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In addition to supplying training so that workers can obtain and maintain entry-level jobs, training must be given that is based on national skills principles, assessments, and qualifications that will improve a participant's ability to compete successfully in the current global economy. This component will be the focus around which the other four HD training components will revolve. This training component will be broken down into five different categories: Job Training, Job-Looking Skills, Job-etention Skills, Lifetime Learning, and Life Abilities.

Job Looking Skills

Job etention Skills

1. Job Search 1. Personal esponsibilities 5. Job performance

2. Application/esume 2. Time Management 6. Interpersonal Skills

3. Interviewing 3. Economic Literacy 7. Learning Skills

4. Job Selection Process 4. Work Attitudes 8. Math Skills

Lifetime Learning Life Abilities

1. eflection 1. Consumer Buying 3. Preventative Health Care

2. Change Management 2. Parenting Skills 4. Community esources

Communication Skills

1. Communication Styles 4. Observation…… [Read More]

References

Human Resources Development Program Evaluation Guide. (2010). Retrieved May 18, 2010,

from Web site:

http://cpolrhp.belvoir.army.mil/scr/FunctionalAreas/CHRA/hrd/Guidance/SCHRD_PRO

GRAM_EVAL.pdf
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Criminal Justice - Evaluations Evaluation

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Under the stewardship of Police Commissioner Howard Safir, the NYPD began analyzing daily crime statistics collected from its 40,000 officers throughout the five boroughs of New York City and generating computer modeling of crime trends in a system dubbed CompStat that allowed the accurate identification of crime trends with pinpoint accuracy, often permitting nearly as precise predictive modeling via extrapolation (Safir, 2003).

The other main benefit and purpose of CompStat was that is enabled police administrators to grade the performance of every precinct according to any criteria defined by policy considerations. That aspect of CompStat is relied upon heavily by NYPD administration to the extent that Commissioner Safir reassigned, removed, or demoted fifty-four precinct commanders during his tenure as commissioner between 1996 and 2000 (Safir, 2003). Naturally, the technical means of data collection and analysis techniques differ quite profoundly from those available to previous generations of police administrators, but the…… [Read More]

References

Coleman, J.L., Thomas, C.C. (2002). Operational Mid-Level Management for Police. Illinois: Springfield.

Conlon, E. (2004). Blue Blood. New York: Riverhead.

Lee, W.D. (2007). Program Evaluations: Improving Operational Effectiveness and Organizational Efficiency; FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin (Nov/07 Vol. 76

No. 11, pp. 1-6).
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Feminist Evaluation Understanding Research & Research Methods

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Feminist Evaluation

Understanding esearch & esearch Methods in Social Work

Feminist evaluation: An evaluation of the conceptual framework

According to ebecca M. Beardsley and Michelle Hughes Miller's 2002 article "evisioning the process: A case study in feminist program evaluation," feminist program evaluations are based upon three core principles. The first principle is cooperation, namely that all relevant stakeholders must be considered when setting the standards for evaluation, not simply the program designers. The second is one of a lack of hierarchy -- the evaluation team members are all regarded as equal partners. Thirdly, the program must be evaluated from the ideological perspective of feminism. Although this final standard might seem unrealistic to use in program evaluation in anything buy a woman-oriented program, such as the program targeting females in the article, Beardsley and Miller point out that the majority of consumers of social services are female. The authors believe that…… [Read More]

References

Beardsley, Rebecca M. & Michelle Hughes Miller. (2002). Revisioning the process: A case study in feminist program evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation. 96: 57.

Hood, Denice Ward & Denice A. Cassaro. (2002). Feminist evaluation and the inclusion of difference: Revisioning the process: A case study in feminist program evaluation.

New Directions for Evaluation. 96: 27.

Sielbeck-Bowen, Kathryn A. Sharon Brisolara, Denise Seigart, Camille Tischler, Elizabeth
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Healthcare Program Review Tactics

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Healthcare Plan eview

The author of this report is to answer three general questions relating to healthcare program evaluation. The first question asks the author of this report to examine the overall purpose of healthcare program evaluation. The second question asks the author to identify at least five different types of common healthcare program evaluation techniques. Finally, one of those methods in particular will be selected and there will be a drilling down into more detail on that single type. While the purpose and method of operations is quite similar with all program evaluation types, there are some subtle to major differences from type to type.

At its core, the purpose of healthcare program evaluation is to analyze and improve the operations and performance of a healthcare program based on a systematic and full review of what is going right, what is going wrong and what needs to be changed.…… [Read More]

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Fink, A. (1992, October 15). Formats:. National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Retrieved September 16, 2014, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/

PMC1336469/?page=1

MUSC. (2014, September 16). Program Evaluation 101. Program Evaluation 101. Retrieved
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School-Based Mental Health Program on

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This is discussed at length by Fusick and ordeau (2004) "...school-based counselors need to be aware of the disturbing inequities that exist in predominantly Afro-American urban school districts, where nearly 40% of Afro-American students attend school in the United States" (Fusick and ordeau, 2004) This again places emphasis on the need for mental health programs in these areas of concern. This is also related to findings from a study by McDavis et al. (1995) Counseling African-Americans, which refers to research that stresses the "...widening achievement gap between Afro-American and Euro-American students." (McDavis, et al. 1995)

An important study Laura a. Nabors, Evaluation of Outcomes for Adolescents Receiving School-ased Mental Health Services (2002) refers to the particular issue and problems experience at inner-city schools. The author states that, "School mental health (SMH) programs are an important setting for providing mental health services to adolescents, especially urban youth who typically face in-…… [Read More]

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Curriculum Evaluation According to Carl

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The evaluation facilitator will explain that curriculum evaluation is a necessary process to help foster student growth and that evaluation is not a negative critical review; rather, it is to recognize progress and to identify areas for future improvement. This is important because evaluation has traditionally been focused on the identification of shortcomings and, for this reason, has caused anxiety and resentment which can impede constructive participation.

Second, the facilitator will explain the process of curriculum evaluation. The process will be described as an analysis of current curriculum, the expression of key goals in a formal mission statement, allocation of resources, implementation of curriculum change and the monitoring of progress over time. In this way, teachers will know exactly what to expect and this will help allay their fear of change. Plus, showing that there are well-defined processes will help lend credibility to the curriculum evaluation program.

Third, the facilitator…… [Read More]

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Carl, AE 1995: Teacher empowerment through curriculum development: theory into practice. Kenwyn, Cape Town: Juta, p. 178.

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Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in

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" (Mattaini and McGuire, 2006)

Results reported on the Olweus program for Scandinavia are as follows:

(1) impressive: reductions of 50% or more in bullying problems, with reductions increasing over time -- at least for 2 years;

(2) reductions in other forms of antisocial behavior; and reported improvements in school climate. Several replications support the utility of the approach (U.S. Surgeon General, 2001 in: Mattaini and McGuire, 2006).

Summary and Conclusion

The Olweus program is cited in the literature as being the only bullying prevention and intervention program that has produced empirical results and that has been replicated in studies. Furthermore, the Olweus program is the only bullying prevention program that has received recognition as a national model and a lueprint Violence Prevention Program by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Olweus program follows federal requirements in its involvement of all actors…… [Read More]

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Lead & Manage My School: Exploring the Nature and Prevention of Bullying (2009) Federal Criteria for Identifying Effective Programs. U.S. Department of Education. Online available at: http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/training/bullying/bullying_pg22.html

Mattaini, Mark a. And McGuire, Melissa S. (2006) Behavioral Strategies for Constructing Nonviolent Cultures with Youth. Behavior Modification. Vol. 30 No.2 March 2006. Sage Productions. Online available at:  http://njbullying.org/documents/behavstratmattainimaguire3-06.pdf 

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Culturally Responsive Programs Culturally-Responsive After

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Overwhelmingly, those programs are explicitly designed to be culturally responsive, but, again, not just to tribal groups. One program, for example, is likely to have tribal students, Hispanic students, and other immigrant groups. A massive data-collection effort is underway to measure successful programmatic elements and determine which efforts have produced the most dramatic results.

One of the principles guiding the current push in California to provide more and better after-school programs is as follows: "Programs should foster a positive sense of identity, build upon the cultures of the families, and offer a curriculum that values and responds to the strengths, challenges, and needs of all of the different kinds of youth in their communities," (Olsen, 2000). hile this goal doesn't specifically identify Native American tribal needs, it does hit upon the most important element of culturally responsive programming. For many Native families, placing their children in an after-school program through…… [Read More]

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Birmingham, Jennifer, et.al. 2005. Shared Features of High-Performing After-School

Programs: A Follow UP to the TASC Evaluation. Policy Studies Associates: Washington, D.C.

California After School Network: A Road Map to the California After School Landscape.

2010. Available at: www.afterschoolnetwork.org
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Case Study of GEICO Total Rewards Program

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Total ewards Program Evaluation: Case Study of Geico

Total rewards are all available tools that employers can use to motivate, attract and retain employees. In other words, rewards are the compensations that organizations provide to employees for the services rendered to the company. However, rewards are not simply to offer payments or direct currencies for employees; however, rewards are the other form of non-financial benefits that can be converted to currencies, which include comfortable offices and favorable interpersonal relationships for employees. Typically, rewards are the compensatory benefits to exchange for the services that employees offer an organization. Total rewards are also defined as everything that an employee perceives as a great value. In a contemporary competitive business environment, organizations are increasingly attracting best talents to achieve business success. Implementation of total rewards for employees is one of the critical business strategies that can enhance competitive market advantages.

Objective of this…… [Read More]

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Faith-Based Reentry Programs Corrections Faith-Based Initiatives Legal

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Faith-Based eentry Programs

Corrections

Faith-based initiatives:

Legal and logistical challenges in corrections

The separation of church and state is codified in the First Amendment. State support of faith-based organizations designed to reduce recidivism rates was permitted when President George W. Bush signed the Second Chance Act in 2007. The Second Change Act allowed federal funds to be used for reentry programs, including faith-based reentry programs. As expected, the legislation could theoretically pose some First Amendment issues given that it involves federal support for programs run by religious institutions, but given that members of the clergy are already a presence in most prisons, there has been muted debate on the topic. When evaluating the utility of such programs two central questions may be asked: do such reentry programs 'work' and if so, is the faith-based component sufficiently necessary to justify the potential blurring of the line between church and state, as…… [Read More]

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Gramlich, J. (2008). States want Second Chance Act funded. Stateline. Retrieved from:

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http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/states-want-second-chance-act-funded-85899387016

Muhlhausen, D. (2010). The Second Chance Act: more evaluations of effectiveness needed.