Pre-registration required. Registration Fee: $50.00.
Attendance is limited to 40 attendees.
Program evaluation is key to understanding whether oral health programs are meeting expected outcomes. The purpose of this workshop is to present in three sessions the relationships between three different areas of program evaluation: 1) qualitative data, 2) relative versus absolute measures, and 3) data visualization. The first session will provide a broad overview of when to use qualitative data to evaluate programs, and how qualitative data can be used to supplement quantitative data, using practical examples. The second session will describe two commonly used measures (relative vs. absolute) to assess changes over time and disparities by using surveillance data. It will also illustrate advantages and disadvantages of each measure’s use and interpretation. The third session will demonstrate why and how to use data visualization to improve the readability and usability of one’s evaluation findings. This workshop will also include “hands-on” exercises and interactive discussions with attendees to share their experience and perspectives of using these approaches in program evaluation.
Sponsored by ASTDD & CDC