Evaluations of programs to improve access to care for rural residents with disabilities should have questions that closely align with the evaluation objectives. Those objectives should be SMART:
- Specific – Detecting changes in the program.
- Measureable – Collecting data that are complete and accurate.
- Attainable – Showing performance over time to identify when or where action should be taken.
- Relevant – Focusing on only the relevant indicators.
- Time-bound – Capturing data in the period it is needed, if not real time.
Resources to Learn More
Writing SMART Objectives
Provides a brief overview of how to write SMART objectives, as well as examples of what those objectives might look like.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention