Module 5: Evaluation Considerations for Rural Diabetes Programs
Rural communities can use evaluation as a tool to assess the quality, cost, effectiveness, and impact of a diabetes prevention and management program. Evaluation can also be used as a tool to gather information throughout program implementation, to determine if program objectives are being met, and to identify areas for improvement. Sharing evaluation findings can promote program transparency and accountability, increase community support and program sustainability, and inform policy decisions.
This module discusses evaluation considerations for rural diabetes programs. For detailed information on program evaluation, see Evaluating Rural Programs in the Rural Community Health Toolkit and Conducting Rural Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation topic guide.