Practical Evaluation of Public Health Program. Please answer all the questions below.
Around 25% of the adult population in Saudi Arabia are diabetics which is around 5 million people. One of the biggest causes of so many cases of diabetes is obesity, 40 percent of the population are obese.
Unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise lead to diabetes and this can cause further complications with people’s health. Around 50 percent of dialysis patients were diabetics, and the same ratio was found in patients with cardiovascular problems.
Saudi Arabia ranks the second highest in the Middle East for the number of diabetics in their country and seventh in the world rate for diabetes.
With that being said, let us assume that the Ministry of Health developed several public health programs to reduce the diabetes rate in Saudi Arabia. The public health programs developed by the Ministry of Health are:
1. Weight-management program: designed to reduce the obesity rate in the Saudi Society.
2. Eat healthy & be healthy program: designed to increase healthy diet consumption and reduce the unhealthy eating habits.
3. Exercise and health education program: designed to make community members engage in physical activities and stay active.
Now assume you work for evaluation agency that provides evaluation services for all kinds of public health programs. The Ministry of health asked your agency to evaluate their programs. Your agency creates evaluation team specifically to evaluate all the above-mentioned programs. The team leader asks you to choose one of the programs to develop evaluation framework. The framework is based on the steps mentioned below. You must answer each question thoroughly. Use the knowledge and skills you learned from the course to help you answer the questions. You may use responsible assumptions to complete this assignment.
1. Stakeholders Engagement and evaluation program description
a. What is the name of the program you choose? Identify specific people in the program who might be involved in the evaluation.
b. Identify specific groups, people, or organization who are served or affected by your program.
c. What problem does your program address? What are the projected outcomes?
d. What are the factors or issues that might affect your evaluation program?
2. Evaluation design and gathering credible evidence
a. What is the purpose of your program evaluation? Choose and describe one of the following:
b. Identify the specific users of your evaluation findings (such as: program managers, funding agencies, health officials). How do you think they will use that findings?
c. What data will you need to gather to measure the outcomes and activities of your program? How will you collect the data you need?
d. What resources will you need to implement your evaluation? Resources may include people, skills, technology, money, etc.
e. List two types of data you will collect in your program. How you are going to make sure the data you collected is credible and accurate?