Program Evaluation Workshops

Event Details
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Host: 
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

Demonstrating Value and Outcomes

With support from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the National Rural Health Resource Center coordinated two regional workshops on the topic of program evaluation. Agendas for the two events were identical, but some speakers varied between events. The events were offered in two different locations in July 2014 and August 2014 and were intended to build upon the knowledge and skills previously introduced.

Learning objectives for the workshops included:

  • Understand the need for program evaluation, what evaluation can provide and what happens when you do not evaluate
  • Explore the critical components of program evaluation in terms of outcomes
  • Present outcome tracking methods including the Recommendation Adoption Progress (RAP), Return on Community Investment (ROCI) analysis, Logic Model, and Balanced Scorecard including successful models from Center staff, grantees and the Flex Monitoring Team
  • Demonstrate skill-building activities regarding evaluation frameworks, project management, assessment methods and recommendation adoption

Program Evaluation Workshop Materials: July 2014

Planning for Outcomes with Health Care Reform

Brock Slabach, National Rural Health Association

Critical Components of Evaluation

Rochelle Shultz Spinarski, Rural Health Solutions

Logic Model: Components and Implementation

John Gale, University of Southern Maine, Flex Monitoring Team (FMT)


John Eich, Wisconsin Office of Rural Health

Wisconsin Logic Model

Wisconsin Logic Model (PDF Document - 4 pages)

Project Management

Sally Buck, The Center

Project Management

Project Management (PDF Document - 34 pages)



Evaluation and the Flex Monitoring Team (FMT)

John Gale, University of Southern Maine, FMT

Assessing Behavior Change and Using the Recommendation Adoption Process (RAP) Model

Rhonda Barcus, The Center




Evaluation Process: Design and Implementation

Rochelle Schultz Spinarski, Rural Health Solutions

Demonstrating Outcomes: Return on Community Investment (ROCI)

Eric Scorsone, Michigan State University


Best Practices in Program Evaluation

Carol Bischoff, Montana Hospital Association



John Eich, Wisconsin Office of Rural Health

Program Evaluation Workshop Materials: August 2014

Planning for Outcomes with Health Care Reform

Brock Slabach, National Rural Health Association

Critical Components of Evaluation

Alana Knudson, NORC, University of Chicago

Evaluation Process: Design and Implementation

Alana Knudson, NORC, University of Chicago

Project Management

Sally Buck, The Center

Project Management

Project Management (PDF Document - 34 pages)



Evaluation and the FMT

John Gale, University of Southern Maine, FMT

Logic Model: Components and Implementation

John Gale, University of Southern Maine, FMT


Alisa Druzba, New Hampshire State Office of Rural Health

Assessing Behavior Change and Using the Recommendation Adoption Process (RAP) Model

Rhonda Barcus, The Center




Demonstrating Outcomes: Return on Community Investment (ROCI)

Eric Scorsone, Michigan State University


Best Practices in Program Evaluation 

Alisa Druzba, New Hampshire State Office of Rural Health


Pete Walton, Oklahoma State Office of Rural Health