In this 1.5 hour module you will learn how to evaluate evidence-based public health programs. We will cover the basic components of program evaluation, including study designs, measurement approaches, and ways of using and sharing evaluation results.

This is module 9 of the Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series. It is meant to stand alone, but you may also take it together with the other modules in this series to receive a certificate in Evidence-Based Public Health.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic components of program evaluation
  • Understand the various types of study designs useful in program evaluation
  • Understand the concepts of measurement validity and reliability

Intended Audience

State, local, and tribal public health professionals and students


Peggy Hannon, PhD, University of Washington School of Public Health


This course will take 1.5 hours to complete.


This course consists of instructional videos, a quiz, activities, and a guide for discussion and additional learning.


This training is being delivered in a 508-compliant interface. During development of this training, we attempted to make the content accessible to individuals using screen readers. If you encounter trouble accessing the instructional materials by screen reader, or need any other accommodations in order to access the instructional materials, please contact NWCPHP, and we will do our best to make sure the content is accessible to you.


This training is brought to you by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, and the Prevention and Research Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

A facilitated version of this training is available through the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center.

The content of this training was adapted from an in-person training course and based on the work by Ross C. Brownson, PhD.

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Program Planning & Evaluation
Self-Paced Course
1.5 hours
Evidence-Based Public Health