Toolkit for Community Organizers: Steps for Addressing Chlamydia in Your Community - Step 9: Evaluate the Outcome - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Step 9: Evaluate the Outcomes

Toolkit for Community Organizers:
Steps for Addressing Chlamydia in Your Community

Note: Please visit Step 7 for an overview of evaluation and specifics about process evaluation.

  • Evaluate your project in several areas in order to identify what was successful and what could be adjusted

Outcome evaluation
Outcome evaluation is a rigorous and objective assessment of either completed or ongoing activities to determine the extent to which they are achieving stated objectives and contributing to decision making. Look back at the objectives you set in your work plan. How can you measure these outcomes?

Much of the language above is lifted from “Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results” from the United Nations Development Programme, published 2009

Types of process evaluation (1)

Type of evaluation Commonly used methods for data collection
Program impact
  • Data on participants that measures change in behavior or health outcomes
Program satisfaction
  • Judgmental assessment of participation
  • Expert opinion
  • Administrative opinion
  • Staff opinion
Program cost
  • Cost/unit (dollar amount, space, time, pain, etc.)
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Cost effectiveness analysis


Kandiyohi County & CHAS

Due to time constraints, budget and the nature of the demonstration project, it was difficult for PRC to evaluate the impact CHAS’s work and its ability to accomplish long term goals. With additional resources, impact evaluation questions of interest could have included:

  1. Did CHAS increase awareness of the general public regarding the extent and impact of Chlamydia in the young adult population?
  2. Did parents change their behavior based on the information they received via provider packets, media products, and/or it’s that easy training?
  3. Did providers change their behavior as it relates to providing services to young people and parents of children and young people?

Instead, PRC focused on measurable objectives to discern successes and areas for improvement. Outcome evaluation questions and tools used to study outcomes:

  1. Did CHAS demonstrate a process for organizing rural communities to implement the Minnesota Chlamydia Strategy?
    1. Coalition effectiveness inventory (PDF)
    2. CHAS Specific Coalition Description Assessment (from Evaluation Report appendix B) (PDF)
    3. CHAS Description (PDF)
    4. The (often) Silent Giant-March 2012 survey and results (PDF)
    5. Coming Together for Healthy Youth Strategy Group Meeting Survey (from Evaluation Report appendix B) (PDF)
  2. Did CHAS fulfill the work plan created by the Strategy Group related to the Minnesota Chlamydia Strategy?
      1. KCPH Technical Report (Word)
  3. Did CHAS empower parents in their role as primary sexuality educators of their children?
      1. It's That Easy Parent Education Training Feedback Form -TV and Texting (From Evaluation Report appendix C) (PDF)
    1. Did CHAS facilitate a media project with students at the Alternative Learning Center in Willmar?

For more details about the PCR’s evaluation, access the full Evaluation Report (PDF)


(1) Rockwood, T. (2015). Types of evaluation and their main data collection procedures [class handout] Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Updated Wednesday, 04-Apr-2018 13:50:10 CDT