Evaluation of Public Health Programs
Evaluation of public health programs is important to public health because the evaluation allows for public health officials to assess the program’s effectiveness and gather and analyze the data to improve the quality of the program or intervention, such as overcoming issues, barriers, and challenges. Therefore, when the evaluation of the public health program is assed, it allows for the identification of the desired outcome, needs assessment, effective processing, and the level impact the intervention or program will have on the community or targeted population (Fertman & Allensworth, 2017).
Proposed Process and Outcome
My project process includes various activities managed by various professionals over a 12-month period that will cause an effective change in behavioral health. For example, one of my first processes and outcomes include participants taking part in physical activities (kickboxing, yoga, Zumba) a day to increases blood circulation, and relaxation, which results in reducing blood glucose levels and improve body mass index.
Tools to Collect Data
The potential tools that can collect data based on my proposed project is a Fitbit or any type of health and fitness tracking watch, along with a health and fitness phone tracking app. This will allow public health trainers, nutritionists, health coaches, and participants to track their progress. Also, an A1C machine will be used to measure participants’ blood glucose levels to track their progress and their body mass index will be measured using a weight scale.
Fertman, C. I., & Allensworth, D. D. (Eds.). (2017). Health promotion programs: From theory to practice (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass