Module 5: Evaluation Tools for Rural Diabetes Programs
Evaluations are used to document a diabetes management program's effectiveness and impact. This can be achieved by assessing the quality, cost, and impact of a program. Evaluation can also be used to improve diabetes programs by gathering information throughout program implementation, to determine if program objectives are being met, and to identify areas for improvement. Evaluation activities can provide a level of transparency and accountability that encourages community support and informs policy decisions.