Challenges Related to Evaluation and Reporting

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Imagine that the funder of a public health program has commissioned a comprehensive evaluation of the program. The funder eagerly awaits the results of the evaluation, only to be disappointed when the results do not seem to reflect as dramatic a change as anticipated. Evaluations do not always yield the desired results. In a case such as the one described above, as a public health professional, how might you go back to a community and tell them that a program did not work? Familiarizing yourself with the challenges of evaluation and reporting will help you mitigate such challenges in the future.

For this week’s Discussion, review the media titled Challenges to Evaluation and Reporting. Consider the evaluation and reporting challenges described by the individuals involved in Mary Open Doors, Water Missions Belize, and the Ministry of Health, and the strategies to address those challenges. Think beyond those that are mentioned by the individuals in the media. Select one of the three public health programs in the media and consider additional challenges to evaluation and reporting.

Post a description of the public health program from Belize that you selected. Describe one potential additional challenge to evaluation and one additional challenge to reporting not mentioned by the individual and explain why they are challenging. Then, explain one strategy for addressing the evaluation challenge and one strategy for addressing the reporting challenge you chose.


Please use attached file (media)...................Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012b). Challenges to evaluation and reporting. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Harris, M. J. (2017). Evaluating public and community health programs (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Challenges Related to Evaluation and Reporting
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Challenges Related to Evaluation and Reporting
Several factors including cultural, economic, social, and infrastructure can pose a
challenge to the evaluation and reporting of a public health initiative. Nevertheless, attentive
evaluation of public health promotion initiative in a resource-limited setting is required to
establish which initiative effectively work and to spend limited resources wisely. Evaluation is
imperative to give feedback to advocacy practitioners, financers, and investigators.
Description of the Public Health Program from Selected
The public health initiative from Belize selected for this analysis is the “Water Mission
Belize”, an initiative that focuses on improving community health and preventing diseases
through treatment of household water. The program staffs test the water, assess the community,
and go in and do community development pat of which involves teaching and enabli...

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