Program Evaluation Planning for Network Development

Event Details
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

​​​​​​Duration: 79 min

Evaluation of network programs is critical to both effectiveness and sustainability. For rural health networks, evaluation planning involves assessing the impact of program objectives to demonstrate value, monitoring progress toward program goals and identifying potential best practices and lessons learned. Evaluation findings are also integrated back into the program to improve performance. This webinar, and the accompanying toolkit, support rural health networks in creating evaluation plans at the program level. The Evaluation Plan Guide and the Evaluation Plan Template offer guidance and suggestions on developing key components of an evaluation plan and have been customized for grantees of the Rural Health Network Development Program.


  • Alana Knudson, Principal Research Scientist, and Co-Director, Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Kap Wilkes, Program Manager, Rural Health Innovations (RHI)