Program planning and evaluation
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Program planning and evaluation book
Best practice’ for practitioners means that there is an accumulating evidence for what works under what conditions and for what groups and with what theories, program planning and evaluation tools. It is obvious that programs cannot be evaluated in a vacuum. They are more easily evaluated when specific goals and objectives are articulated. Poor definition of anticipated outcomes has long been a stumbling block to progress in health promotion. Evaluation is crucial in assessing the process, impact, outcome, efficiency and effectiveness of a program. Additional processes required to support planning and evaluation activities may include: assessing, having a vision, planning/revising, evaluating/reflecting, relationship building, skill sharing/capacity building, coordinating/cooperating, decision-making, communicating, documenting, and managing resources The selection of strategies and activities in any health promotion program should be based on theory. Cognitive objectives are those that are related to giving information, explaining it and ensuring students or clients understand it— thereby increasing their knowledge.