Developing An Evaluation Plan For TB Control Programs. Division of Tuberculosis Elimination National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Developing An Evaluation Plan For TB Control Programs. Reference: A Guide to Developing an Evaluation Plan.
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For TB Control Programs
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
For TB Control Programs
Reference: A Guide to Developing an Evaluation Plan
An introduction provides background information, identifies the purpose of the evaluation, and provides a roadmap of the plan.
Reference: Table 1 in the Evaluation Plan Guide
Stakeholders are individuals with vested interests in the success of the TB program. Involving stakeholders increases the credibility of the evaluation and ensures that findings are used as intended.
Reference: Table 2 in the Evaluation Plan Guide
The program description ensures that stakeholders have a shared understanding of the program and identifies any unfounded assumptions and gaps.
What problem does your program address?
What are the causes and consequences of the problem?
What is the magnitude of the problem?
What changes or trends impact the problem?Background and Description of the TB Program
Context shared understanding of the program and identifies any unfounded assumptions and gaps.
What are environmental factors that affect your program?
Does your program target the TB concerns of one population?
What objectives have been set for your program?
Stage of Development
Is this a new initiative or is it well established?Background and Description
Resources shared understanding of the program and identifies any unfounded assumptions and gaps.
What resources are available to conduct the program activities?
What are program staff doing to accomplish program objectives?
What are the direct and immediate results of program activities (materials produced, services delivered, etc.)?
What are the intended effects of the program activities?
Reference: Table 3 in the Evaluation Plan GuideBackground and Description
A logic model is a graphic depiction of the program description.
Contact Investigation shared understanding of the program and identifies any unfounded assumptions and gaps.
Goal: Prevent TB among contacts to cases (by finding and testing contacts for TB and LTBI, and then treating infected contacts to completion).
i Qualified, trained and
and motivated staff
ii Community and congregate
iii Policies, procedures, and
iv Ongoing data collection,
monitoring, and reporting
v Adequate physical,
diagnostic, and treatment
vi Linkages between jurisdictions
vii Adequate data collection tools
viii Partnership with private providers
i Build rapport
ii Provide education
iii Obtain information about source case and
Cases identify contacts
Locate and evaluate contact:i Follow-up
iii Examination & testing*
Contacts followed up
Treat contact – case management
Contacts completeappropriate treatment for active TB or LTBI
Active TB cured in
TB (prevented) in
contacts with LTBI
Contacts start treatment
Evidence-based decisionsabout continuation or termination of contact investigation
Improved approaches forcontact investigation
Reduced incidence and prevalence of TB
Staff trained in interviewtechniques
i Data collection
ii Data managementii Data analysisiv Data dissemination
Legal mandate to collectcontact information fromcongregate settings
Conduct periodic reviewof cases/contacts and progresstoward contact treatment goals
Since you cannot feasibly evaluate everything, you must focus the evaluation by prioritizing and selecting evaluation questions.
Identify indicators, standards, and data sources to address evaluation questions.
Reference: Table 4 in your Evaluation Plan Guide
Gathering Credible Evidence: shared understanding of the program and identifies any unfounded assumptions and gaps.Data Collection
Linking evaluation questions, indicators and program benchmarks.
Example from the Guide – Table 4.
Reference: Table 5 in your Evaluation Plan Guide
Gathering Credible Evidence: shared understanding of the program and identifies any unfounded assumptions and gaps. Data Collection
Linking indicators and data sources and specifying your data collection plan. Example from the Guide – Table 5.
Reference: Table 6 in your Evaluation Plan Guide
Once the data are collected, analysis and interpretation will help you understand what the findings mean for your program.
Reference: Table 7 in your Evaluation Plan Guide
A plan for dissemination and use of the evaluation findings will avoid having evaluation reports “sit on the shelf.”
Reference: Table 8 in your Evaluation Plan Guide
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