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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 1, 2007

TB Program Evaluation Toolkit Shared with Evaluators

The American Evaluation Association (AEA) annual meeting provides an opportunity for evaluators from all over the world to come together and share their best work. This year, the efforts of the DTBE Evaluation Work Group (EWG) were among the CDC programs featured at a panel on productive strategies for building evaluation capacity. Kai Young and Maureen Wilce of DTBE presented the TB Program Evaluation Toolkit and described the efforts the EWG has undertaken to build program evaluation capacity.

The evaluators in the packed room learned how the EWG collaborated to decide which tools would be created and included in the toolkit. A copy of the toolkit was circulated to allow those interested to see the contents. Many evaluators in the audience made complimentary remarks on the content and layout of the manual. One audience member commented, “I am particularly impressed with the work TB has done in creating this toolkit.”

Kai and Maureen also explained how state and local TB programs used the tools to create TB evaluation plans to guide their work. Many audience members commented on this success. The moderator of the panel, Tom Chapel from the CDC Office of Strategy and Innovation, said, “We’ve been able to watch the progress of these efforts through a series of annual AEA panel presentations. It’s so gratifying this year to see how these efforts have borne fruit. To think that 75% of your programs are able to submit and use strong evaluation plans is just great news!”

Co-presenting on the panel was Yamir Salabarria-Pena, from the Division of STD Prevention, who announced the development of the STD Program Evaluation Tools. This toolkit, which follows the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation and consists of 16 tools, is in the final stages of clearance and will be available soon.

—Reported by Maureen Wilce, MS
Div of TB Elimination


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