Evaluation questions are used to focus rural oral health program evaluations. It is important to develop
evaluation questions and indicators in the planning stages of the project. It is also never too late to begin
thinking about evaluation questions, metrics, and outcomes. To develop evaluation questions, it may be helpful
to consider the following:
- What are the desired outcomes of this program?
- How will we get there? What activities will enable us to reach our outcomes?
- How will we know that we are making progress toward the desired outcomes?
Information on the process for developing evaluation questions is available from the Centers for