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Module 5: Evaluating Rural Health Networks and Coalitions

Evaluation is used to measure the effectiveness of programs and policies, including what worked well and what could be improved. Rural health networks and coalitions can use process and outcomes evaluation approaches to measure the effectiveness and impact of their programs, as well as assess how well the network functions as an organizational structure. A well-designed evaluation can be invaluable towards illustrating project successes for peers, community members, and potential funders.

This module will provide information for conducting evaluations of rural health networks and coalitions. It will also briefly discuss evaluating networks' associated programs/interventions. More information on program evaluation can be found in the Evaluating Rural Programs module of the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

In this module: