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Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources

Using Logic Models for Flex Program Planning, Management, Evaluation, and Reporting
Recording of a March 2012 webinar addressing how to develop and work with logic models as a program management and evaluation tool. Designed to assist Flex Program Coordinators with developing workplans for a noncompetitive continuation progress report.
Date: 03/2012
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Incorporating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into Program Evaluation: Lessons from a Rural Medicine Initiative
Describes the process used to determine whether students were placed in rural clinical settings to address Michigan's rural physician shortage. Defines levels of rurality.
Author(s): Jason C. Booza, Patrick D. Bridge, Anne Victoria Neale, Maryjean Schenk
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 23(1), 59-66
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
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Creating Program Logic Models: A Toolkit for State Flex Programs
Logic modeling toolkit for use by state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Programs (Flex Programs) in planning for and managing their Flex programs. Provides a framework for assessing and communicating state-level Flex Program performance.
Author(s): John Gale, Stephenie Loux, Andrew Coburn
Date: 04/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Model Trauma System Planning and Evaluation
Designed to provide trauma care direction to trauma care professionals, including public health officials and health care policy experts, when developing and evaluating trauma systems.
Additional links: Trauma System Self-Assessment Supplemental Tool: Benchmarks, Indicators, and Scoring
Date: 02/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Balanced Scorecards for Small Rural Hospitals: Concept Overview and Implementation Guidance
Describes the process of implementing a Balanced Scorecard (BSC) initiative in a small rural hospital setting. Includes a Balanced Scorecard example. Lists common terminology with definitions.
Date: 2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Local Initiatives to Address Opioid Use Disorder
Describes opioid prevention and treatment research collaboratives in 6 communities, some of which are rural. Provides links to articles profiling each program in detail.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
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Rural Maternal Health Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities support maternal health. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop early childhood health promotion programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Community Paramedicine Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop community paramedicine programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop programs to address the social determinants of health (SDOH). Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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