Monday Roundtable Luncheon
Collecting and using data is important for any public health program or initiative, whether to assess state and community assets and needs, to drive continuous quality improvement, or to evaluate outcomes. Partnering with an in-house evaluation specialist or professional evaluator can provide an oral health program with needed expertise to establish strong evaluation processes, or to contribute to a rigorous, high quality evaluation project. During this session, professional evaluators will discuss advantages and disadvantages of using an external evaluator, how to choose an evaluator who will meet your needs, methods for finding qualified evaluators, and considerations for entering into contractual arrangements. For those who may be working with an evaluator, they will discuss potential challenges that may be encountered when working with an evaluator and provide tips for success.